The anger of Achilles on resigning Briseis to the Heralds sent by Agamemnon.She, in sofrt sorrows, and in pensive thought, Past silent, as the heralds held her hand, And oft look'd back, slow moving o'er the strand. Illiad, Book I.
Engraving. 260 x 171mm (10¼ x 6¾"). Cut. Slight foxing.
Agamemnon was compelled by Apollo to give up his own woman, Chryseis, so he demanded Briseis as compensation. Achilles seen here furious, made so by the thought of them sleeping togther. Homer's Illiad, the ancient Greek epic poem; set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy, by a coalition of Greek states. It tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.
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