Thersites - the only "common soldier" who's given any personality - or even identity - by Homer. And it's all bad: he is ugly (bald, lame, round-shouldered, bow-legged) and abusive. He slags off Agamemnon in Book 2, until he is slapped down by Odysseus, to universal applause. After Homer, he is involved in the story of Penthesilea, the Amazon queen who came to Troy in the later stages of the war. Achilles killed her, but fell in love as the spear entered her neck, and carried her tenderly from the field. He killed Thersites for mocking him.