Let him submit to me! Only the god of death
Is so relentless, Death submits to no one –
So mortals hate him most of all the gods.

– Homer

The Iliad, Book 9, lines 189-191. Agamemnon still cannot let go of his pride. In any reconciliation with Achilles, he wants the great Greek hero to bow down and submit to him. Only the god of death is as relentless as Achilles, he says.