In 1193 BCE, Prince Paris waged a war against Troy by removing Helena from her husband, Menelaus. Then begins a bloody battle that lasts for a decade. The hope of King Priam of Troy to win the war is in the hands of his sons, Hector, who is a great warrior and commands the army and of Paris, the youngest. They also have a strategic way in which the city-state was built, with its walls almost impassable by opponents. Achilles, the greatest hero of Ancient Greece in his day, did not want to go to war. But following his mother's advice and instigated by Odysseus, he fights alongside Menelaus.
Along with his warriors, called Mirmidões, is his cousin Pátroclo (who is actually a friend of his), but he has a lot of physical resemblance to him. It can be said that this young man had a very interesting participation in the story, when impersonating Achilles he takes the warriors to a fight against the men of Hector who kills him.