cf. Od. 12.294, 352.
: cf. “ἐπευφήμησαν Α
” 22. — The poet does not tell how Hector and the other Trojans received this demand, but implies that they allowed it as just.
The beginning of the next Book transports the hearers to Olympus, where Hera contrives a breach of the treaty. She cannot consent to any peace that would return Helen and the treasures to Menelaus but would leave unsacked the city that she hated. The Trojans discuss among themselves the return of Helen, 7.345
ff. — The Lycian archer Pandarus (2.827
) shot an arrow and wounded Menelaus at the suggestion of Athena (4.116
ff.) Agamemnon thereupon roused the Greek forces, and the opposing armies meet in battle near the close of the Fourth Book (4.446
ff.). Most of the Fifth Book is devoted to the exploits of Diomed (“Διομήδους ἀριστεία
”). In the Sixth Book, Hector visits the city, tells the matrons to pray to Athena, and bids farewell to Andromache. In the Seventh Book, Hector and Ajax meet in single combat but night separates them, and the 22d day of the action of the Iliad