Homer's epic poem The Iliad laid the foundation upon which Ancient Greece developed its culture, societal values, religious beliefs and practice of warfare. The influence of The Iliad on Western civilization has been vast, inspiring many of its most famous works of literature, music, and visual art.
Achilles, valiant though you be, you shall not thus outwit me. You shall not overreach and you shall not persuade me. Are you to keep your own prize, while I sit tamely under my loss and give up the girl at your bidding?