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Achilles did not go forth to the war, because he was angry on account of Briseis, ... the daughter of Chryses the priest.1 Therefore the barbarians took heart of grace and sallied out of the city. And Alexander fought a single combat with Menelaus; and when Alexander got the worst of it, Aphrodite carried him off.2 And Pandarus, by shooting an arrow at Menelaus, broke the truce.3


1 Compare Hom. Il. 1.1ff. From this point Apollodorus follows the incidents of the Trojan war as related by Homer.

2 Compare Hom. Il. 3.15-382.

3 Compare Hom. Il. 4.85ff.

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