Chapter 10• The Greek commanders sleep well that night, with the exception of Agamemnon and Menelaus.• Eventually, they rise and wake the others. They convene on open ground, on the Trojan side of their fortifications, to plan their next move. Nestor suggests sending a spy to infiltrate the Trojan ranks, and Diomedes quickly volunteers for the role. He asks for support, and Odysseus steps forward.
Chapter 11• The next morning, Zeus rains blood upon the Achaean lines, filling them with panic; they suffer a massacre during the first part of the day. But, by afternoon, they have begun to make progress• Agamenon beats the Trojans back to the city gates.• Zeus sends Iris to tell Hector that he must wait until Agamemnon is wounded and then begin his attack.
Chapter 12The Achaean fortifications are doomed to be destroyed by the godswhen Troy falls.They continue to hold for now, however, and the trench dug in front ofthem blocks the Trojan chariots.Hector, acting on the advice of the young commander Polydamas,orders his men to disembark from their chariots and storm theramparts.he Trojans prepare to cross the trenches, an eagle flies to the left-hand side of the Trojan line and drops a serpent in the soldiers’ midst.Polydamas interprets this event as a sign that their charge will fail,but Hector refuses to retreat
Chapter 13Zeus leaves the war, satisfied because he saw that their menwere doing good. Meanwhile, Poseidon visits Little Ajax andGreat Ajax and gives them confidence to battle against theTrojans. Hector continues his assault, but the Trojans whoaccompanied him had lost their vigor. Some of the Achaeansturn their back and join the Trojan army.
Chapter 14Nestor leaves Machaon and goes to visit the otherwounded Achaean commanders with the ships.Agamemnon proposes to the others to give up and set sailfor home. Zeus and Hera overlook Troy and devise a planto distract the Achaeans. Everyone thinks it is a good idea,so they head out. On their way they encounter Poseidon indisguise.
Chapter 15Chapter 15 is about Zeus waking up and finding the war outof control. He sees several Trojans and Achaeansscreaming, heavily wounded, and vomiting blood. Herealizes it was all Hera’s fault and he tries to enter thebattle, but Hera blocks him. Zeus tries to convince Hera thatwhat she is doing is wrong.
Chapter 16In this chapter, Patroclus wants to wear Achilles’ armor but hedoes not want to give it to him, but he does not care and takesit. In the battle, Zeus decides to kill Patroclus to give Hectorsome courage to kill him. Then, Apollo sneaks in the battle andinjures Patroclus and then Hector decides to kill him.