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In Greek mythology, Chryses
Chryses
(/ˈkraɪsiːz/; Greek: Χρύσης Khrúsēs) was a Trojan priest of Apollo
Apollo
at Chryse, near the city of Troy. According to a tradition mentioned by Eustathius of Thessalonica, Chryses
Chryses
and Briseus (father of Briseis) were brothers, sons of a man named Ardys (otherwise unknown). During the Trojan War
Trojan War
(prior to the actions described in Homer's Iliad), Agamemnon
Agamemnon
took Chryses' daughter Chryseis
Chryseis
(Astynome) from Moesia as a war prize and when Chryses
Chryses
attempted to ransom her, refused to return her. Chryses
Chryses
prayed to Apollo, and he, in order to defend the honor of his priest, sent a plague sweeping through the Greek armies, and Agamemnon
Agamemnon
was forced to give Chryseis
Chryseis
back in order to end it. The significance of Agamemnon's actions lies not in his kidnapping Chryseis
Chryseis
(such abductions were commonplace in ancient Greece), but in his refusal to release her upon her father's request.[1] Chryses, with help from Orestes, was also responsible for the death of Thoas. He killed Thoas after finding out that the son of Chryseis, called "younger Chryses", was also the son of Agamemnon. After he killed Thoas, Chryses
Chryses
went to Mycenae.[2] References[edit]

^ Stewart, Michael. "People, Places & Things: Chryses", Greek Mythology: From the Iliad
Iliad
to the Fall of the Last Tyrant. (Chryses) ^ Apollodorus, Hyginus, R. Scott Smith, and Stephen M. Trzaskoma. Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae: two handbooks of Greek mythology. Indianapolis ;Cambridge: Hackett, 2007.

Sources[edit]

Bibliotheca, Hyginus, R. Scott Smith, and Stephen M. Trzaskoma. Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae: two handbooks of Greek mythology. Cambridge: Hackett, 2007.

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