The Iliad: Novel Summary: Chapters 5-6
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.