Clash Between The Gods In The Iliad

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Throughout the first 5 books in the Iliad, there are numerous events that cause clashes between the gods, both with each other and as well as with mortals. There are several occasions where the gods impede men. For example, when Chryses prays to Apollo to help him, Apollo responds by sending forth a plague down upon the Greek camp, which thus results in the death of multiple soldiers. Although Chryses did pray to Apollo for assistance, if Apollo never sent down the plague Agamemnon Would have never been infuriated by Chryses request. Since Agamemnon did find out about the strategic efforts of Chryses, he tries to make a proposal to Achilles by swapping Chryseis and Briseis. Such a request offends Achilles’ proud ego which then causes an even
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