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    • Homer (translated by Samuel Butler)
    • Poet at Ancient Greece

    • 1.1: Book I
      The quarrel between Agamemnon and Achilles—Achilles withdraws from the war, and sends his mother Thetis to ask Jove to help the Trojans—Scene between Jove and Juno on Olympus.
    • 1.2: Book II
      Jove sends a lying dream to Agamemnon, who thereon calls the chiefs in assembly, and proposes to sound the mind of his army—In the end they march to fight—Catalogue of the Achaean and Trojan forces.
    • 1.3: Book III
      Alexandria, also called Paris, challenges Menelaus—Helen and Priam view the Achaeans from the wall—The covenant—Paris and Menelaus fight, and Paris is worsted—Venus carries him off to save him—Scene between him and Helen.
    • 1.4: Book IV
      A quarrel in Olympus—Minerva goes down and persuades Fandarus to violate the oaths by wounding Menelaus with an arrow—Agamemnon makes a speech and sends for Machaon—He then goes about among his captains and upbraids Ulysses and Sthenelus, who each of them retort fiercely—Diomed checks Sthenelus, and the two hosts then engage, with great slaughter on either side.
    • 1.5: Book V
      The exploits of Diomed, who, though wounded by Pandarus, continues fighting—He kills Pandarus and wounds AEneas—Venus rescues AEneas, but being wounded by Diomed, commits him to the care of Apollo and goes to Olympus, where she is tended by her mother Dione—Mars encourages the Trojans, and AEneas returns to the fight cured of his wound—Minerva and Juno help the Achaeans, and by the advice of the former Diomed wounds Mars, who returns to Olympus to get cured.
    • 1.6: Book VI
      Glaucus and Diomed—The story of Bellerophon—Hector and Andromache.
    • 1.7: Book VII
      Hector and Ajax fight—Hector is getting worsted when night comes on and parts them—They exchange presents—The burial of the dead, and the building of a wall round their ships by the Achaeans—The Achaeans buy their wine of Agamemnon and Menelaus.
    • 1.8: Book VIII
      Jove forbids the gods to interfere further—There is an even fight till midday, but then Jove inclines the scales of victory in favour of the Trojans, who eventually chase the Achaeans within their wall—Juno and Minerva set out to help the Trojans: Jove sends Iris to turn them back, but later on he promises Juno that she shall have her way in the end—Hector’s triumph is stayed by nightfall—The Trojans bivouac on the plain.
    • 1.9: Book IX
      The Embassy to Achilles.
    • 1.10: Book X
      Ulysses and Diomed go out as spies, and meet Dolon, who gives them information: they then kill him, and profiting by what he had told them, kill Rhesus king of the Thracians and take his horses.
    • 1.11: Book XI
      In the forenoon the fight is equal, but Agamemnon turns the fortune of the day towards the Achaeans until he gets wounded and leaves the field—Hector then drives everything before him till he is wounded by Diomed—Paris wounds Diomed—Ulysses, Nestor, and Idomeneus perform prodigies of valour—Machaon is wounded—Nestor drives him off in his chariot—Achilles sees the pair driving towards the camp and sends Patroclus to ask who it is that is wounded
    • 1.12: Book XII
      The Trojans and their allies break the wall, led on by Hector.
    • 1.13: Book XIII
      Neptune helps the Achaeans—The feats of Idomeneus—Hector at the ships.
    • 1.14: Book XIV
      Agamemnon proposes that the Achaeans should sail home, and is rebuked by Ulysses—Juno beguiles Jupiter—Hector is wounded.
    • 1.15: Book XV
      Jove awakes, tells Apollo to heal Hector, and the Trojans again become victorious.
    • 1.16: Book XVI
      Fire being now thrown on the ship of Protesilaus, Patroclus fights in the armour of Achilles—He drives the Trojans back, but is in the end killed by Euphorbus and Hector.
    • 1.17: Book XVII
      The fight around the body of Patroclus.
    • 1.18: Book XVIII
      The grief of Achilles over Patroclus—The visit of Thetis to Vulcan and the armour that he made for Achilles.
    • 1.19: Book XIX
      Achilles is reconciled with Agamemnon, puts on the armour which Vulcan had made him, and goes out to fight.
    • 1.20: Book XX
      The gods hold a council and determine to watch the fight, from the hill Callicolone, and the barrow of Hercules—A fight between Achilles and AEneas is interrupted by Neptune, who saves AEneas—Achilles kills many Trojans.
    • 1.21: Book XXI
      The fight between Achilles and the river Scamander—The gods fight among themselves—Achilles drives the Trojans within their gates.
    • 1.22: Book XXII
      The death of Hector.
    • 1.23: Book XXIII
      The funeral of Patroclus, and the funeral games.
    • 1.24: Book XXIV
      Priam ransoms the body of Hector—Hector’s funeral.

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