- Pandaros - Trojan archer who is goaded by Athene into breaking the truce. (The Trojans strike first.) Menelaos is struck by the arrow but does not die.
- Agamemnon begins to marshal the men to attach the Trojans who broke the truce.
- The Generals - naming of the dead. Characters are briefly introduced to quickly die a gruesome death.
Book 5 - The Battle
- The Gods pick their favorites. Diomedes appears to be the favorite of Athene.
- Even Gods can be wounded in battle. Aphrodite and Ares are both wounded by Diomedes. Aphrodite flees to her mother, Dione, who gathers her daughter into her arms.
Reading Assignment for June 30th:
- Book 6 of The Iliad of Homer