At dawn, Idaios found the Greeks in an assembly before Agamemnon's ship.  He made Alexandros' offer to return the treasure with an extra measure.  He added that, even though the Trojans disagreed, Helen would not be returned.  Finally he sued for a truce to gather and burn the dead.

There was a great hush.  At last Diomedes burst out:  "Let no man here accept treasure from Alexandros - nor Helen either.  Even a child can see the Trojans live already on the edge of doom!"

The Greek warriors roared their assent.

Agamemnon agreed with the warriors and agreed to the Trojan truce.

Idaios returned to the Trojan and Dardan assembly and delivered his report.

Butler

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