Book1 - What happens?
Starts 9 years after the war. Apollo sends plagues to greet camps. Zeus is reluctant to help the Trojans because wife Hera prefers the Greeks.
Book2 - What happens?
Zeus sends Agamemmon a false dream where Nesta persuades him he can take Troy if he launches a full scale assault on the cities walls.
Book3 - What happens?
Paris and Menelaus duel with the intention of putting an end to the war. Iris urges Helen to watch her own battle. Aphrodite protects Paris in the duel (whisks him away to Helens room, Helen calls him a coward and then sleeps with him).
Book4 - What happens?
Zeus declares Menelaus the winner of the duel. Hera wants total desctruction of Troy. Athena gets Pandarus to take aim at Menelaus, but only to wound, not to kill.
Book5 - What happens?
Diomedes prays to Athena for revenge. She gives him superhuman strength, but he's told the only God he is allowed to challenge is Aphrodite, but he breaches this agreement and attacks Apollo and Aries.
Book7 - What happens?
Hector and Ajax end their duel with exchanging gifts and making a pact of friendship. Paris is prepared to give up Helen, but not all the loot he gained from Sparta.
Book8 - What happens?
Zeus weighs the fates of Troy and Achaea, and Achaea loses. Zeus warns Athena and Hera from interfering.
Book11 - What happens?
Zeus causes panic on Achaean lines by raining blood. Achilles is persuaded to either rejoin battle or allow Patroclus to wear his armor.
Book14 - What happens?
Hera enchants and seduces Zeus to distract him whilst she gets Posideon to steer the Achaeans to victory.
Book15 - What happens?
Zeus wakes to discover what Hera has done. He tells her he has no personal interest in Trojan victory.
Book16 - What happens?
Achilles wont fight, but hands over his armor to Patroclus, on the proviso he only fights as long to save the ships. Achilles prays to Zeus that he does what he says. Zeus wants to save Sarpedon who one of his mortal sons but Hera says he cant due to favouritism. Appollo sneaks behind Patroclus and wounds him, which allows Hector to finish him off. Patroclus foretells Hectors death.
Book17 - What happens?
Fight over Achilles armour on dead P. Athena and Apollo provide encouragement to their sides.
Book18 - What happens?
Achilles decides to return to battle to avenge Patroclus, despite knowing that he is fated for an early death if he returns to battle.
Book19 - What happens?
Zeus sends Athena to fill Achilles stomach, knowing he has vowed not to eat until he has killed Hector.
Book20 - What happens?
Zeus allows the Gods to intervene but they choose just to watch. Just as Achilles is about to stab Aeneas, when Posideon whisks him away. Hector sees Achilles slaughtering the Trojans, so he challenges him to battle. Apollo is forced to save Hector a second time.
Book21 - What happens?
Achilles clogs the rivers with all of his corpses. The river gods protest. The gods start to argue amongst themselves.
Book22 - What happens?
Zeus wants to save Hector but Athena insists his time has come. Zeus weighs his fate next to Achilles. Hector's sinks. Achilles recognizes his armor, knows its weak points, and kills Hector.
Book23 - What happens?
Patroclus comes begging to be buried in a dream. Games are held, but the winner is manipulated by the Gods.
Book24 - What happens?
Achilles continue mourning. Abuses Hector's corpse. The Trojans light Hectors pyre on the 10th day.
Who is Calchas?
Important soothsayer. identifies the plague in book 1 causing the conflict between Agamemmnon and Achilles.
Who is Hector?
Mightiest warrior in Trojan Army. Mirrors Achilles but not in bloodlust. Hates Paris (brother) for creating war.
Who is Priam?
Respected by both sides. King of Troy. Too old to fight, but nice to Helen even though blaming her beauty for the war.
Who is Helen?
The face that lauched a thousand ships. Self-loathing, due to what she caused. While she detests Paris, she stays with him.
Who is Glaucus?
Almost had duel with Diomedes. They exchange armour and realise their fam are friends.