Briseis


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Briseis:

see AchillesAchilles
, in Greek mythology, foremost Greek hero of the Trojan War, son of Peleus and Thetis. He was a formidable warrior, possessing fierce and uncontrollable anger. Thetis, knowing that Achilles was fated to die at Troy, disguised him as a girl and hid him among the women at
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; AgamemnonAgamemnon
, in Greek mythology, leader of the Greek forces in the Trojan War; king of Mycenae (or Argos). He and Menelaus were sons of Atreus and suffered the curse laid upon Pelops. Agamemnon married Clytemnestra, and their children were Iphigenia, Electra, and Orestes.
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Briseis

loved Achilles despite her capture by Agamemnon. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 62]
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Briseis moves from being hostile and contemptuous towards Achilles to caring about him enough to try to save his life.
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Similarly, Achilles is [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], rather than [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], to the heralds of Agamemnon when they come to collect Briseis, because there is no personal patronage between them, Achilles being a foreign prince from the heralds' point of view (Il.
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While Propertius depicts Achilles' lover Briseis as mourning his body, he says that Thetis and Peleus were powerless to help him (2.
Nor is Helen the only woman whose desirability results in suffering and death, since Briseis, Penelope, and Cassandra are all said to be `like golden Aphrodite',(74) thus receiving half of the highest accolade available to women in epic.
After the quarrel between Agamemnon and Achilles over Briseis, a
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honor and sexual satisfaction in the figure of Briseis, namely, of a
We might be tempted to ask retroactively, for example, whether such a logic of exchange could have been used to resolve the dispute between Agamemnon and Achilles over Briseis, or the Greek and Trojan dispute over Helen.
The herald and Priam lay down to sleep there, in the vestibule of the house, with pensive thoughts in their hearts, but Achilles slept in the inner room of the well-made shelter, and by him lay beautiful-cheeked Briseis.
When Agamemnon takes Briseis, who is just such a prize of honor, from Achilles, he symbolically strips the hero of the honor that it should not be possible for any individual to remove.