In mythology, Achilles' servant at Troy who is taken from him by Agamemnon, the occasion of Achilles 'wrath'. She is shown in various scenes of the episode on 5th century vases.
Above: Briseis led away from Achilles. Detail from Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 500-450 BC. London, British Museum E76. Photo. BM XXXVII B 56 © London, British Museum