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STORIES OF GREECE AND ROME
THE STORY OF ACHILLES

"Surely you are altogether shameless and greedy, and, in truth, an ill ruler of men. No quarrel have I with the Trojans. They never stole oxen or sheep of mine. But I have been fighting in your cause, and that of your brother, Menelaus. Yet you care naught for that. You leave me to fight, while you sit in your tent at ease. But when the spoil is divided, yours is always the lion's share. Small indeed is my part. And even the prize I took, you now take away! So am I determined to go home. Small profit will you get then"!"
King Agamemnon answered, "Go, and take your Myrmidons with you. I have other chieftains as good as you are, and ready, as you are not, to pay me due respect."
Then Achilles was insane with anger, and he thought, "Shall I arise and slay this coward, or shall I keep down the wrath in my breast?" And as he thought, he laid his hand on his sword-hilt, and had half drawn his sword from the scabbard, when lo ! the goddess Athena stood behind him-for Hera, who loved these Greek chieftains, had sent her-and caught him by his long yellow hair. Achilles wondered much when he felt the mighty grasp, and turned, and looked, and knew the goddess, though no one else in the assembly could see her. Then his eyes flashed with fire, and he cried, "Art thou come, child of Zeus, to see the insolence of Agamemnon? Truly, I think that he will perish for this folly of his."
Athena said, "Nay, I have come to put an end to thy wrath. Use bitter words, if thou wilt, but put up thy sword and strike him not. Truly, I tell thee that for this haughty ao show of pride today, he will some day bring thee splendid gifts, threefold and fourfold for all that he may take away."
Then Achilles answered, "I shall obey thy command, for

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