found Nestor in his bed. Nestor dressed and they departed to
meet Menelaos and the council gathered at the sentry post by the gate. Agamemnon and Nestor roused Odysseus and Diomedes on their
way to the meeting place. The councilors crossed the ditch and sat in a
clear open space free of bodies (the same place where Hektor had
broken off his onslaught) to have their council.
for volunteers to scout the Trojan forces. Diomedes was the
first of many to step forward. Nestor allowed him to chose a
companion from the others.
Odysseus. They geared for war
and moved out into the night.