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In Greek mythology, Thersites, son of Agrius, was a rank-and-file soldier for the Greek army during the Trojan War that Homer described in detail. He was bow-legged, lame and had shoulders that caved inward. His head, covered in tufts of hair, came to a point. He was vulgar and obscene. He called Agamemnon greedy and Achilles a coward, so Odysseus hit him with Agamemnon's scepter. Achilles hit him for making fun of Achilles grieving for the death of Penthesilea. He died during the war.

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