The strip of land between the ships and the wall was thronged with men and horses.  Agamemnon placed himself at the mid point of the line beside Odyssesus' ship from where he harangued his troops with shame  before Zeus in prayer.

Zeus took pity on the weeping man and launched an eagle gripping a fawn in his talons as a portent.  The army took faith in the sign and threw themselves against the Trojans.