Who is the epic hero in The Iliad? Hector or Achilles?

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You are, I imagine, referring particularly to Book 22, which narrates the titanic final battle between Hector and Achilles and then Hector's death. As to who is the more "heroic", there are arguments to show that both are not heroic at all. For example, Hector fails to uphold honour when he flees from Achilles, but arguably he regains his honour when he decides to fight:

"So now I meet my doom. Well let me die-

but not without struggle not without glory, no,

in some great clash of arms that even men to come

will hear of down the years!"

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