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Chryses attempting to ransom his daughter Chryseis from Agamemnon, Apulian red-figure crater by the Athens 1714 Painter, ca. 360 BC–350 BC, Louvre
Chryses attempting to ransom his daughter Chryseis from Agamemnon, Apulian red-figure crater by the Athens 1714 Painter, ca. 360 BC–350 BC, Louvre

In Greek mythology, Chryses (Greek: Χρύσης, Khrýsēs) was a priest of Apollo at Chryse, near the city of Troy. He and Briseus (father of Briseis) were said to be sons of a man named Ardys, otherwise unknown. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2440x1950, 3886 KB) Description Description: Chryses attempting to ransom his daughter Chryses from Agamemnon. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2440x1950, 3886 KB) Description Description: Chryses attempting to ransom his daughter Chryses from Agamemnon. ... In Greek mythology, Chryseis (Greek: Χρύσηίς, Khrysēís) was a Trojan woman, the daughter of Chryses. ... The so-called Mask of Agamemnon. Discovered by Heinrich Schliemann in 1876 at Mycenae. ... Apulia (official Italian name: Puglia) is a region in southeastern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast, and the Strait of Otranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south. ... Look up crater on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... I.M. Peis Louvre Pyramid: one of the entrances to the galleries lies below the glass pyramid. ... // Greek mythology consists in part in a large collection of narratives that explain the origins of the world and detail the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines. ... For other uses, see Apollo (disambiguation). ... Walls of the excavated city of Troy Troy (Ancient Greek Τροία Troia, also Ίλιον; Latin: Troia, Ilium) is a legendary city, center of the Trojan War, described in the Trojan War cycle, especially in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. ...


During the Trojan War (prior to the actions described in Homer's Iliad), Agamemnon took his daughter Chryseis (=Astynome) as a war prize and when Chryses attempted to ransom her, refused to let her free. An oracle of Apollo then sent a plague sweeping through the Greek armies, and Agamemnon was forced to give Chryseis back in order to end it. Combatants Greek Alliance, or Achaeans, including Mycenae, Sparta Trojans and allies 1 Commanders Agamemnon Menelaus Achilles Odysseus Ajax Priam Hector Paris Aeneas Strength 1186 ships carrying 100-130,000 60-70,000 1 According to Homer Trojans were Greeks This article is about the mythological Greek war. ... The Homère Caetani bust at the Louvre, a 2nd century Roman copy of a 2nd century BC Greek original. ... The Iliad (Ancient Greek Ιλιάς, Ilias) is, along with the Odyssey, one of the two major Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer, a supposedly blind Ionian poet. ... The so-called Mask of Agamemnon. Discovered by Heinrich Schliemann in 1876 at Mycenae. ... In Greek mythology, Chryseis (Greek: Χρύσηίς, Khrysēís) was a Trojan woman, the daughter of Chryses. ... An oracle is a person or agency considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinion; an infallible authority, usually spiritual in nature. ...


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Chryses (302 words)
a son of Ardys and a priest of Apollo at Chryse, near the city of Troy.
Chryses then prayed to Apollo for vengeance, and the god sent a plague into the camp of the Greeks, which did not cease raging until Calchas explained the cause of it, and Odysseus took Chryseis back to her father.
Subsequently, when Orestes and Iphigeneia fled to Chryses on their escape from Tauris, and the latter recognized in the fugitives his brother and sister, he assisted them in killing king Thoas.
Chryses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (151 words)
Chryses attempting to ransom his daughter Chryseis from Agamemnon, Apulian red-figure crater by the Athens 1714 Painter, ca.
In Greek mythology, Chryses (Greek: Χρύσης, Khrýsēs) was a priest of Apollo at Chryse, near the city of Troy.
During the Trojan War (prior to the actions described in Homer's Iliad), Agamemnon took his daughter Chryseis (=Astynome) as a war prize and when Chryses attempted to ransom her, refused to let her free.
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