Agamemnon Essay

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In book 1 of the Iliad, Agamemnon and Achilles had an argument. Agamemnon and Achilles both got to choose two women, their names were Chrysies and Briseis. Chrysies’s father begged Agamemnon for his daughter back in exchange for a fortune but, Agamemnon refused. Chrysies’s father, was a priest for Apollo so when Agamemnon refused to give him his daughter back he prayed to him for help. “Hear me, Silverbow, Protector of Chryse, Lord of Holy Cilia, Master of Tenedos, And Sminthian God of Plague! If ever I’ve built a temple that pleased you or burnt fat thighbones of bulls and goats--- Grant me this prayer: Let the Danaans pay for my tears with your arrows!” (Page 9). Then, Apollo put a plague on the Greek army which resulted in the deaths of
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