In what ways does the conflict between Achilles and Agamemnon prevent the Greeks from achieving their ultimate goals, and how could this have been resolved or avoided?
Achilles is in a state of high dudgeon. He feels that his honor has been impugned by Agamemnon, king of Mycenae. Agamemnon has appropriated Briseis, Achilles's comely concubine, in compensation for the loss of his own sex slave Chryseis. Although, to be fair to Agamemnon, he didn't have much choice in the matter. He had to return Chryseis to her father to remove a deadly plague unleashed upon the Achaeans by the god Apollo.
Achilles is absolutely furious. He storms off and retreats to his tent where he sulks and simmers with rage. Agamemnon does...
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