that lionheart who mauls battalions wholesale.
The Iliad, Book 7, line 265. Great Ajax meets Hector in battle, warning him about the great champions they have within the Achaean ranks besides Achilles – describing him as having the heart of a lion. This metaphor conveys that Achilles is a fierce and brave warrior. The Achaeans have been battling without Achilles, who refuses to fight because Agamemnon has stolen his war-prize, his slave Briseis.