Go to Achilles’ lodge. Take Briseis at once,
his beauty Briseis by the hand and bring her here.
But if he will not surrender her, I’ll go myself,
I’ll seize her myself, with an army at my back –
and all the worse for him!
The Iliad, Book 1, lines 378-382. Agamemnon orders two of his heralds to go to Achilles’s camp and take his beauty Briseis and bring her to him. He warns that if he refuses he will seize her himself, with his army.