Briseis

Briseis in Wikipedia

Brisēís (Greek: Βρισηΐς; also known as Hippodameia Greek: Ἱπποδάμεια)[1] was a mythical queen in Asia Minor at the time of the Trojan War. Her character lies at the center of a dispute between Achilles and Agamemnon that drives the plot of Homer's Iliad. In Greek mythology, Briseis, a daughter of Briseus was a princess of Lyrnessus. When Achilles led the assault on that city during the Trojan War, her family died at his hands;[2] she was subsequently given to Achilles as a war prize...

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Briseis in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

(Βρισηίς ), a patronymic from Briseus, and the name of Hippodameia, the daughter of Briseus of Lyrnessus, who fell into the hands of Achilles, and about whom the quarrel arose between Achilles and Agamemnon. (Hom. Il. 1.184, &c.; ACHILLES.) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

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