Myths of Greece and Rome Narrated with Special Reference to Literature and Art
Indignant at this interference on Venus’ part, the gods decreed
that the war should be renewed; and Minerva, assuming the
form of a Trojan warrior, aimed an arrow at Menelaus
, who was
vainly seeking his vanished opponent. This act of treachery was
the signal for a general call to arms and a renewal of hostilities.
Countless deeds of valor were now performed by the heroes
both sides, and also by the gods, who mingled in the ranks and
even fought against each other, until recalled by Jupiter, and forbidden
to fight any more.