Book 10 Summary

Download PDF PDF Page Citation Cite Share Link Share

Last Updated February 28, 2023.

Agamemnon gathers the Achaean leaders to discuss strategy; they decide to send spies into the Trojan camp. Diomedes offers to go if he can bring a companion, so Odysseus is chosen as his partner. 

On their way, they capture Dolon, who reveals information about Hector and other Trojan soldiers. Diomedes kills him and takes the spoils that he then offers as gifts to Athena. They then head for the Thracian camp, where they kill twelve sleeping Thracians, including the king of Thrace, Rhesos; they steal his horses before returning to the ships with all their spoils intact. 

Upon returning, they are joyfully received by the Achaeans. Diomedes and Odysseus wash themselves in sea water before sitting down for a meal and making offerings to Athena, which are gratefully received.

See eNotes Ad-Free

Start your 48-hour free trial to get access to more than 30,000 additional guides and more than 350,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts.

Get 48 Hours Free Access
Previous

Book 9 Summary

Next

Book 11 Summary