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The greeks were fascinating ye BRISEIS Captive girl originally awarded to Achilleus but taken by Agamemnon precipitating the wrath of Achilleus CATALOG OF SHIPS Long descriptive passage in Book II outlining all the battle contingents at Troy CHRYSEIS Captive girl taken by Agamemnon Apollo forces him to return her by sending a plague on the Greek forces CHRYSES Father of Chryseis priest of Apollo DACTYLIC HEXAMETER The metrical form used by Homer in his epic poems consisting of six feet of variable quantity DANAANS One of three interchangeable terms for the Greeks also Argives Achaians DARDANIANS Trojan contingent headed by Aineias DECEPTION OF ZEUS Passage in Book XIV in which Hera seduces Zeus DEIPHOBOS Brother of Hektor DIOMEDES Great Greek warrior son of Tydeus sometimes referred to as Tydeides Book V is often called the Diomedeia because of his powerful exploits DOLON Trojan spy caught by Diomedes and Odysseus in Book X which is called the Doloneia after him EPIC CYCLE Group of poems by various authors that make up the entire story of the Trojan War EPITHET Short descriptive term used by Homer to describe a character frequently repeated throughout the poem ERIS Goddess of strife EROS Love-power governed by Aphrodite EUPHORBOS Trojan warrior killed by Menelaos His death in Book XVII is described in a famous simile EURYPYLOS Greek warrior wounded in battle GLAUKOS Trojan warrior ancestral friend of Diomedes who spares his life HADES Ruler of the underworld brother of Zeus and Poseidon HEKABE Wife of Priam mother of Hektor HEKTOR Greatest and most beloved Trojan warrior arch enemy of Achilleus
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