After 9 years of battle, the Greeks have entered Trojan territory. For all Homeric heroes,timè and kleos are vital, and it is for this reason, that Achilles captures Briseis and Agamemnon, Chrysies ( daughter of Chryses).
please Agamemnon, return Chrysies home safely.
with Agamemnon having denied his request, Chryses prays to Apollo, god of sun, and asks for his help
having received desperate prayers from Chryses, asking to help win his daughter back, Apollo intervenes, and sends a plague upon the Greeks.
Agamemnon must return her
it was the work of Chryses and Apollo. they wont stop until Agamemnon returns Briseis,
Agamemnon takes a petty approach and says in return he wants Brisies. He threatens to come into Achilles camp and take her himself is he does not agree.
give me your girl if i cant have mine.
No if you take her ill simply take my myrmidons and go home.