The Iliad: Novel Summary: Chapters 5-6

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Chapter 5: Aprhodite, Ares, and Apollo assume human form and fight to help the Trojans.  Diomedes, a Greek warrior, has great fortune in fighting, wounding both Aphrodite and Ares so that they have to leave the battlefield. 
Chapter 6: The Battle has quieted for a moment.  Glaucus and Hippolochus, two family friends but now on opposing sides, meet and are able to exchange a few words of friendship.  During the Lull, Paris and Hector return to the battle.  Hector says goodbye to his wife and son, and makes a speech about accepting fate.