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In the Iliad, why is Achilles angry?

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In the Iliad, why is Achilles angry?

Rage of Achilles:

The first chapter of Homer's Iliad is called the Rage of Achilles. Rather than starting the story at the beginning of the Trojan War, the Iliad introduces characters and heroes at a time after years of fighting have passed.

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In the Iliad, the story starts with Achilles' anger at King Agamemnon, since Achilles believes he has been insufficiently rewarded for his...

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Agamemnon vs. Achilles in The Iliad: Relationship & Differences

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