The Iliad - Study Guide Book 10 Summary & Analysis

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Agamemnon is unable to sleep, and decides to awaken Nestor to see if they can work out a plan to regain the upper hand. Menelaos is also restless, and rises to find his brother donning his armor. The two decide to also awaken Aias, Diomedes, Odysseus and Idomeneus with the thought of sending someone to spy on the Trojan camp. Diomedes volunteers first, and chooses Odysseus to accompany him.

A similar course of action has been settled on in the Trojan camp as well, but Dolon is chosen to go alone. The result is that when the opposing spies meet between the camps, Dolon is outnumbered and is overcome with terror. The Trojan begs the two Greek spies to spare him and offers them a ransom. Odysseus tells him not to think about death, but to give him information instead. Dolon is happy to do this, and...

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