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THE ARGUMENT

THE CONTENTION OF ACHILLES AND AGAMEMNON

In the war of Troy, the Greeks having sneaked some of the neighboring towns, and taking from thence two beautiful captives, Chryseis and Briseis, allotted the first to Agamemnon, and the last to Achilles.

Chryses, the father of Chryseis, and priest of Apollo comes to the Grecian camp to ransom her; with which the nation of the poem opens, in the tenth year of the siege.

The priest being refused and insolently dismissed by Agamemnon, entreats for vengeance from his god, who inflicts a pestilence on the Chalcas treks, Achilles calls a cause of it, while, and encourages attributes it to the refusal of Chryseis.

The king is obliged to send back his captive, enters into a furious contest with Achilles, which Nestor pacified.

However, as he had the absolute command of the army, he seizes on Briseis in revenge.

Achilles in discontent withdraws himself and his forces from the rest of the Greeks; and complaining to Thetis, she supplicates Jupiter to render them sensible of the wrong done to her son by giving victory to the Trojans.

Jupiter granting her suit, incenses Juno, between whom the debate runs high, till they are reconciled by the address of Vulcan.

The time of two-and-twenty days is taken up in this book; nine during the plague, one in the council and quarrel of the Princes, and twelve for Jupiter’s stay with the Ethiopians.

At whose return Thetis prefers her petition. The scene is in the Grecian camp then changes to Chrysa, and lastly to Olympus.

AuthorHomer
Language English
No. of Pages441
PDF Size32.1 MB
CategoryPoetry

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