Epic elements

Epic metaphor, epic simile, epithets, or archetype in this quote?

Remember your own father, great godlike Achilles—

as old as I am, past the threshold of deadly old age!

No doubt the countrymen round about him plague him now,

with no one there to defend him, beat away disaster.

No one—but at least he hears you’re still alive

and his old heart rejoices, hopes rising, day by day,

to see his beloved son come sailing home from Troy.

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I think this would be closest to an archetype referring to Achilles as a god-like father figure waiting for his son's return.