Son of the hero Achilles who distinguishes himself at Troy after the death of his father. At the Sack he is shown killing Astyanax, child of Hektor, and King Priam.
Above: Neoptolemos attacking Priam at an altar. Priam holds his dead grandson on his lap. Detail from Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 500-450 BC. Naples. Museo Archeologico Nazionale H2422 © Museo Archeologico Nazionale. Naples