Book 1

Book 1. Achilles wanted Agamemnon to let Chryseis go. Achilles called for the Greek army leaders to combine and convince Agamemnon to let her go. He agreed but was very angry that he had to give up Chryseis, so he took, for himself, Achilles’ slave girl, Briseis. Achilles was upset with Agamemnon over this that he withdrew his troops from the fights with the Greeks. Eventually, Agamemnon agrees to return the girl even along with some gifts. But, Achilles, being ever so petulant, still continues to sulk. Only after the death of Patroclus, Achilles was motivated to rejoin the fight.