Therefore the innocent seer took courage and spoke to the Argives:
“Not for a sacrifice, nor for a vow, does Apollo blame us.
Rather, he blames us because of the priest Agamemnon dishonored—
he wouldn’t free his daughter, nor would he take his ransom.
That’s why the far-shooting archer has given us grief, and he still will;
97 nor will he drive this shameful destruction away from the Argives
’til we have given the bright-eyed girl to her loving father,
free, without ransom, and driven a hundred sacred oxen
over to Chryse; and having appeased him, perhaps we’ll persuade him.”