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I believe it has to do with the three people he cared the most, these being Andromache his wife, his Father Priam and his mother...

One round per person, I remember the two women begging Priam to stop Achilles' madness and him being the last one to see the horrific scene...

This is just my interpretation tho

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He drag Hector around the city because he wanted to show off that he killed him

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