Old Phoenix was the mentor of Achilles.[1]

He accompanied the Achaeans during the Trojan War.[2]

Old Phoenix mourned the death of Achilles with Agamemnon and Menelaus.[2]

At the end of the war, Old Phoenix traveled back with Achilles' son Neoptolemus, returning home by overland, forewarned by Achilles' mother Thetis of the risk of returning through the sea (as the other Achaeans, whom some were killed or lost for years). He died along the way, and Neoptolemus buried him.[1]

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