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After King Agamemnon admits the errors of his ways he sends Phoenix Ajax Odysseus Odius and Eurybates on their way to sway the mighty Achilles to fight They find the mighty Achilles in the Myrmidon shelters playing his lyre singing of famous deeds and heroes With Odysseus in the lead they approach and are met with a warm welcome from our hero Achilles A supper is prepared and the group of close friends sits down to eat Odysseus begins with a toast to the great warrior Achilles and the conversation ensues Odysseus calls upon the words of Achilles father Peleus to guide his decision The day our hero left for Phthia his father told him that the goddesses Athena and Hera would grant him victory over his enemy Peleus also reminded Achilles to keep his fiery spirit inside because friendship is better The second line of defense used by Odysseus is the massive amounts of gifts he will receive from the King He says that If only youll relent and end your angerso come then listen as I count the gifts This was not a good idea because Achilles values his own pride more than anything the King could give him The way Odysseus words the statement I listed above it sounds like an ultimatum Achilles goes on to say that he will return to his fathers riches the following morning Think of the glory you will gather in their eyes Now you can kill Hector-seized with the murderous frenzy certain theres not a single fighter his equal This is Odysseus attempt at the warrior in Achilles He knows that Achilles is the greatest warrior around and by appealing to that side of him it might seduce him to fight In my personnel opinion this is the best attempt at getting Achilles back to the Achaeans This makes Achilles tell the story of the first time he met Hector and almost killed him The
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