ACHILLEIS, or Achilleid, a celebrated Poem of Statius, wherein he proposed to deliver the whole Life and Actions of that Hero. See POEM.

It only takes in his Infancy, the Poet being prevented from proceeding, by Death.

The Achilleid is of the Heroic or Epic Kind; but extremely faulty in the Plan, or Fable. See FABLE, &c.

'Tis a Point controverted among the Critics, whether the whole Life of a Hero, e.g. of Achilles, be a proper subject Matter of an Epic Poem. See EPIC, and HEROIC.