Adrestos was thrown head over heals from his chariot when it broke up.  Menelaos stood over him with a spear.  Adrestos promised Menelaos a ransom for his life.  Agamemnon called Menelaos soft for taking a live prisoner and stuck Adrestos in the flank with a spear point.  Crushing one heal on his chest, Agamemnon roughly withdrew the blade.

Nestor in a loud voice shouted to the Greek army - "My friends, Danaan warriors, servants of Mars, let no man lag that he may spoil the dead, and bring back much booty to the ships. Let us kill as many as we can; the bodies will lie upon the plain, and you can despoil them later at your leisure.".