Chryseis

Discovered 1879 Sept. 11 by C. H. F. Peters at Clinton.

Named for the daughter of Chryses, a priest of Apollo {see planet (1862)}. She was captured by Achilles {see planet (588)} but awarded to Agamemnon {see planet (911)}. Apollo sent a plague to avenge her capture, and the Greeks were compelled to return Chrysei's to her father. Then Agamemnon took Briseis {see planet (655)}, another captive of Achilles, and the famous quarrel resulted. Achilles, angry because he had lost both Briseis and Chryseis, withdrew from the Trojan War. (Z 61)

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