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Hector, the Trojan leader, was the eldest son of Priam and Hecuba. According to Lucian, he slew Protesilaus, the first Greek who landed on Trojan territory. In the Iliad he challenges Menelaus; reproaches Paris with cowardice; takes leave of his wife Andromache and her child at the Sceean gate; is wounded in a fight with Ajax Telamonios, with whom he exchanges presents; afterwards repels an attack by him, and is cured of a wound by Apollo; slays Patroclus and takes his armour; is forbidden to fight with Achilles, by Apollo, and protected by him in the first combat; and on another occasion is chased three times round the city by him. Finally, aided by Athena, Achilles revenges the death of Patroclus on his slayer, and, tying Hector's body to his chariot wheels, drags it into the Greek camp, but it is given up to Priam at the command of Zeus.