The book opens on Olympus, where the gods are discussing the truce
between the Greeks and the Trojans. Zeus winds up Hera and Athene by
suggesting that peace should be made: having had his joke, he lets
Athene go down to organise the breaking of the truce. She persuades
Pandaros to fire an arrow at Agamemnon and the game is back on.
Agamemnon goes among the troops practising his people skills and
annoying everybody. Then the fighting kicks off with a hail of missiles