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    Whose Rage in Homer's Iliad? Achilles or Agamemnon

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    In Book 1 of the Iliad, who is most to blame for the rage, Achilles or Agamemnon?

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    Well, unless this is a trick question by the professor/teacher, then, on the surface, the answer would have to be Agamemnon, right? After all, Agamemnon makes Achilles mad when Agamemnon takes Achilles' slave girl/war prize, Briseis, away from him (Achilles). When Agamemnon takes Briseis from Achilles, then Achilles becomes angry (he even thinks about killing Agamemnon) and decides that both he and his troops will no ...

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    This solution examines who is to blame for "the rage" in Homer's Iliad. Is Achilles or Agamemnon to blame?