Since Agamemnon refused to return the daughter of a priest of Apollo, Agamemnon agrees to release Helen only if Achilles gives him his prize of honor. This is when Achilles found it unfair and withdraws from the battle including all his soldiers. Achilles then asks the gods to grant him revenge. Agamemnon the had attacked because a dream had encouraged him to.
Paris flees the battle with the help of a divinity and Menelaus rages on with his brother demanding the release of Helen. As the battle continues, Diomedes makes a heroic stand and kills many Trojans, bringing his Time’, Kudos and Arete’ up high. The term Time means the reputation among the prince / gods , Kudos is glory and Arete’ excellence meaning, doing more than a man can do. It all started when Pamdaros had shot an arrow through Diomedes’s holder, but Diomedes tells Sthenelos to pull out the arrow and he did. After this happened, Diomedes had prayed to the na asking her for help, here is where Diomedes is getting Kudos.
Athena had decided to help Diomede just like she helped his father and she also heals him. Now not only did she heal him but she also gave Diomedes the power to see gods while he was in the battle only if he fights no other god but Aphrodite. Diomedes relieves Kudos when Aineias tells Pandarus that Diomedes may be a god. When Diomedes rejects Sthenelos advice to retreat, so instead he stands, he receives more Kudos. Diomedes now adds Time with the gods when he threw a pear at Pandarus with Athena’s help and kills him, when Aineias comes by to help his friend, Diomedes picks up a large stone and kills him by smashing the large stone on Aineias hip.
More Time was added when he followed Aphrodite and then wounded her on her wrist and then shouted out to her ‘Away from the battle, you daughter of Zeus! Isn’t it enough that you beguile weak women? But is you will visit the battle field, I think after this is a battle will make shiver if you hear only echoes in the distance!’ After this, Aphrodite tells Ares about Diomedes as she asked him for his horses to go home. When Aphrodite reached Olympus, she goes crying to her mother with all this drama and tells her about Diomedes along with a few lies, giving Diomedes Kudos. When Zeus knew about Aphrodite, he scolded her for going into the battle and fighting, he had told her that she is the goddess of love and she shouldn’t be there. Finally, Apollo calls Ares to pull out Diomedes out of the battle now that Diomedes is well known for being strong and a threat to mortals and gods.