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Carolyn Pallof Mythology Take Home Assignment #3 The Wrath of Achilles and The Selfish Agamemnon My fellow Greeks! Our brave troops! Achilles, Agamemnon and Gods alike, hear me out! We have been doomed by Agamemnon’s shameful selfishness. My dear Agamemnon, as supreme commander, you have a large impression on your troops. Understand the lesson you are teaching. By demanding you receive a woman as booty because of power is not a good image to present to your soldiers. Have you no concept of timê? Timê is honor, it is your value, it is something that any great warrior covets above all! Your troops and your people shall respect you more by the things you’ve done, not by the things you take. A priest of Apollo has visited us, graciously asking for his daughter, Chryeïs, to return to him. The poor lady was captured during a raid, and now her father has come for her and brought a fair ransom. The selfish Agamemnon turned him away, threatening to kill him if he ever dared to come back. He is a priest of Apollo! Apollo heard his prayers and brought down a plague
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  • Fall '16
  • Marilyn Morgan Jones

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