encouraged Ares to take Diomedes out of the combat. Ares in
the form of Akamas stiffened the Trojan fight for the wounded double of
Sapedon fired by
Ares chided Hektor for
cowardliness. Hektor, shamed, leaped from his chariot and
rallied the Trojans. Ares seeing that Athena had left the field
cloaked the Trojans in a dusk. Apollo sent the healed Aineias
with his courage restored into battle. A brutal clash erupted
and the Greeks strengthened their ranks with reserves.
the clear vision given to him by Athena saw that Ares lead the Trojan
onslaught. He withdrew fighting so that the Trojans could not
break the Greek lines.