Staggering drunk, with your dog’s eyes, your fawn’s heart!
Never once did you arm with the troops and go to battle
or risk an ambush packed with Achaea’s picked men
you lack the courage, you can see death coming.
Safer by far, you find, to foray all through camp,
commandeering the prize of any man who speaks against you.
King who devours his people! Worthless husks, the men you rule.
The Iliad, Book 1, lines 264-270. Achilles uses metaphorical language to taunt Agamemnon and compare him to lowly animals. The Greek warrior is himself proud in battle and he is far from impressed by what he says is Agamemnon’s lack of courage in the fight against Troy. Achilles is also furious with Agamemnon for commandeering his "prize" slave Briseis.