Briseis

Briseis

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bris 's was a mythical queen in Asia Minor at the time of the Trojan War. Her character lies at the center of a dispute between Achilles and Agamemnon that drives the plot of Homer's Iliad. In Greek mythology, Briseis, a daughter of Briseus was a princess of Lyrnessus. When Achilles led the assault on that city during the Trojan War, her family died at his hands; she was subsequently given to Achilles as a war prize. According to Book 1 of the Iliad, when Agamemnon was compelled by Apollo to give up his own woman, Chryseis, he demanded Briseis as compensation. This prompted a quarrel with Achilles that culminated with Briseis' delivery to Agamemnon and Achilles' protracted withdrawal from battle. His absence had disastrous consequences for the Greeks. Despite Agamemnon's grand offers of treasure and women, he did not return to the fray until the death of Patroclus.show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 290g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135747894
  • 9786135747898