made aware of the gods'
wishes, advised Hektor to challenge the greatest Greek hero in a duel to the
death. Hektor went up and down the battle line and forced his
men to disengage from battle. Agamemnon did the same on his
In the lull
Hektor challenged the Greeks. Eventually after a shameful
silence, Menelaos rose. Knowing that he would be killed, Agamemnon refused to let his
Old Nestor stood
up and shamed his fellow Greeks with a tale of his youthful
courage. Agamemnon, Diomedes, the two called Aias, Idonmeneus, Meriones,
Eurypylos, Thoas Andraimonides, and Odysseus rose to the
challenge. Nestor placed their lots in a helmet and drew Aias.