Nec quondam placuit, &c. For Achilles, when Briseis was unjustly taken from him by Agamemnon, carried his resentment so far, that he refused tojoin with his countrymen in prosecuting the Trojan war, and actually withdrew his troops from the Grecian camp, to which he could not be prevailed upon to return, till Briseis was restored, and full reparation made for the injury offered to him. Hermione, by this, artfully intimates to Orestes, that he ought to imitate the example of Achilles, and act with the same firmness and resolution.
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