drove the horses into range of Hektor who was bearing down on them.
Diomedes threw his spear which missed Hektor but the shaft struck his driver,
beside the nipple. He tumbled backward and his horses shied
away. Hektor wheeled away to find Arkheptolemos who took over
Diomedes might have turned
the tide of war but Zeus let fly a white-hot bolt in front of his
horses. The horses quailed, cowering against the chariot.
Nestor turned the team and joined the rout.
Hektor and his men launched
a deadly fight of missiles and taunts after them. Hearing the
calls, Diomedes almost wheeled around three times to fight but three
times Zeus thundered.