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Jacques-Louis David, Andromache Mourning Hector, 1783, oil on canvas, 275 x 203 cm, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Hector is a classical hero who played an important role in the Trojan War and is featured in the Iliad.  A prince of Troy and the brother of Paris, he kills Patroclus, believing him to be his cousin, Achilles, and is then killed by the Greek hero himself.  His body is dragged by Achilles around the walls of Troy.

Hector is often shown with his wife and and son before his fatal duel with Achilles, and after his death.  Though not seen here, he sometimes is portrayed with the armor of Achilles, which he took after defeating Patroclus.