The Iliad - Study Guide Book 4 Summary & Analysis

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On Mount Olympus, the gods argue over the outcome of the duel. Zeus declares that Menelaos has won, so the war should end as promised. The goddesses Hera and Athena disagree. Hera hates Troy and wants to see it completely destroyed after all her work to help the cause of the Greeks and retrieve Helen. Zeus doesn't mind this, but wants to seem reluctant so he can extract a promise from Hera. He tells Hera she can do what she wants to Troy, but she also has to promise not to protest if he ever wants to destroy a city that holds men who are dear to her. She agrees, unsuspecting, and Zeus sends Athena to stir up the men to battle again.

Athena disguises herself as a soldier and appears to a Trojan named Pandaros, telling him he will win great glory among the Trojans if...

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