The god of war is impartial:
he hands out death to the man who hands out death.

– Homer

The Iliad, Book 18, lines 359-360. Hector to Polydamas, who suggests at a Trojan war council that the army remain in the city to fight off any Achaean attack as the return of Achilles makes it too dangerous to battle in the open. Hector rejects this advice, saying he will never run and will stand up to Achilles. In this passage Hector refers to war god Ares as he rallies the Trojan soldiers. He tells them to collect their possessions from the battlefield, eat, and camp outside the Trojan walls for another night before they attack the next morning.