Dear belMarduk: There are a great many words that just the dictionary cannot do justice to. For each of those four words I found new information, and hoped that others would know still more interesting things about them For instance, I found a site that indicated that Achates was a healer. Not clear if he was a physician, or a military surgeon and was needed for his skills in the fighting at Troy. I hoped somebody like CK would know. I did not mention that, as I was leaving room for someone else to make a post.