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As the war continues to go on the Trojans find themselves unable to successful in their ability to overtake the other side The are filled with fear hopelessness and afraid of what is to come They feel that in many ways they are close to being defeated and something quickly needs to done Agamemnon who is acting as the Lord Marshall too is afraid of what is to come Crying and filled with despair Agamemnon decides that the only thing to be done is to ask Akhilleus to come back Agamemnon finally realized that both the decisions that he has made and the way that he has treated Akhilleus were completely wrong and were driven by selfish pride I lost my head I yielded to black anger but now I would retract it and appease him with all munificence Here before everyone I may enumerate the gifts Ill give 9143-146 Instead of approaching Akilleus himself he decides to send troops along with the offering of gifts to persuaded Akhilleus to come back He willing to give Akhilleus gold horses several of the most beautiful women from the town of Lesbo and even Briseus daughter which is what caused him to dishonor Akhilleus originally It is when Akhilleus is approached with this proposition that he says The portions equal whether a man hangs back or fights his best the same respect or lack of it is given brave man and coward One whos active dies like the do-nothing What least thing have I to show for it for harsh days undergone and my life gambled all these years of war 9 388-394 Akhilleus decides that he will not come back to fight the war and tells him that instead of returning to the war he has decided to go back home I in many ways do think that Akhilleus does believe what he is saying As I think about the environment he has been conditioned to
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