Achates

Achates

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For the 15th century composer from Basel, see Leonardus Achates de Basilea
In Roman mythology, Achates (good, faithful Achates as he was called) was a close friend of Aeneas. He accompanied him throughout his adventures, and led him to the Sibyl of Cumae, remarkable for, and a perennial type of, fidelity.

The Royal Navy (United Kingdom) named the HMS Achates, an A class destroyer sunk during World War II, after the mythical character Achates.

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