|You are ACHILLES. You warn Phoenix that if he goes on grovelling to Agamemnon, he may lose you as a friend. But you signal to Patroclus make up his bed - really a hint to the others to leave now! Ajax picks up on it, and after briefly venting his feelings ("you are arrogant and selfish") he and Odysseus are ready to go. But your wrath is as bitter as ever, and you issue your ultimatum: |
You will not fight, until Hector sets fire to the fleet, and reaches the huts and ships of your own followers.