1-219. The wounding of Menelaus.1-84. Council of the gods. Preparations for a breach of the truce. cf. “οἱ δὲ θεοὶ πὰρ Ζηνὶ καθήμενοι” “ὰστεροπητῇ” (lightener） “θηεῦντο” (were watching) “μέγα ἔργον Ἀχαιῶν χαλκοχιτώνων Η” 443 f.
θεοί: in appos. with “οἱ”. § 24 k. ἠγορόωντο: were in assembly, sc. during the events narrated in the preceding Book; cf. 10-12. The gods assembled in the great hall of Zeus, like retainers in the hall of their feudal lord. For the form, see § 29 c.