Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it yield a prey to dogs and vultures.
Even thus was Menelaus glad when his eyes caught sight of Alexandrus, for he deemed that now he should be revenged. He sprang, therefore, from his chariot, clad in his suit of armour.
The son of Saturn then began to tease Juno, talking at her so as to provoke her.
Then Idomeneus killed Phaesus, son of Borus the Meonian, who had come from Varne.
Then Diomed killed Axylus son of Teuthranus, a rich man who lived in the strong city of Arisbe.
I have heard the voice of the ever-living gods, and the hour of your doom is not yet come.
The Achaeans took their morning meal hastily at the ships, and afterwards put on their armour.
The sons of the Achaeans shouted applause at the words of Diomed, and presently Nestor rose to speak