King Agamemnon must give back his beloved Chryseis to her father, the priest of Apollo, in order to stop the plague. In exchange for his beloved, he took Briseis, the beloved of Achilles, in her place. This piece, entitled 'The Wrath of Achilles' shows the fury of Achilles of Agamemnon's taking his war-prize. In term of the heroic code, taking another's war-prize was extremely dishonourable to them, which was enhanced for it being public (as all could see Achilles' being shamed). The extent of his anger is response to his public shaming therefore goes to show the importance of the heroic code.