The epithet, Argyrotoxos, is connected to Apollon in book 1 of Homer’s Iliad. For citation purposes, the translation that I use is that of Richmond Lattimore.
Argyrotoxos (Αργυρότοξος) is generally translated as He with the silver bow or He who has the silver bow.
Apollon has another epithet, Eupharetres, that may also be in this book of the Iliad, but it is not obvious in Lattimore’s translation. If you find a reference to it, please post a comment or write about it for He Who Rules With Honey.
Eupharetres (Ευφαρετρης) is generally translated as having a beautiful quiver. I admit that I’ve always seen a bit of a double entendre in this epithet, as I am sure that Apollon does indeed have a very beautiful quiver.
Lord of the silver bow is used in the section beginning on line 36. Just prior to this, we read about the sea captain, Agamemnon, who has kidnapped the daughter of one of Apollon’s priests, Chryses. Chryses went to Agamemnon, with the accoutrements of a priest of Apollon (a golden staff with the god’s ribbons) and offered to pay ransom for his daughter, Chryseis, and acknowledged that they had a right to plunder the city and even wished them well in the effort to return home, but couldn’t his daughter be returned to him? Agamemnon essentially told him to get away from their boats and leave them alone and that his god couldn’t help him as Agamemnon would be taking his daughter home with him to weave for him during the day and to keep him company in his bed at night. He tells Chryses that his daughter will die of old age in Argos before he’d ever let her go, and he threatens him not to make him angry. Chryses, terrified, leaves Agamemnon, and he prays to Apollon:
“King Apollo, whom Leto of the lovely hair bore: ‘Hear me, lord of the silver bow who set your power about Chryse and Killa the sacrosanct, who are lord in strength over Tenedos, Smintheus, if ever it pleased your heart that I built your temple, if ever it pleased you that I burned all the rich thigh pieces of bulls, of goats, then bring to pass this which I pray for: let your arrows make the Danaans pay for my tears shed.'” (lines 36-42)
Apollon answered his prayers and shot down the mules, hounds, and men of Agamemnon for nine days.