Eventually the [Greeks] captured [Helenus], the Trojan [prophet]. Under torture, he eventually told them that Troy would not fall while the [Palladium], a sacred statuette of the goddess [Athena], remained with its walls. [Odysseus], disguised as a [beggar], crept into Troy at night. He helped [Diomedes] in and they met secretly with the beautiful [Helen] who told them which [temple] contained the statuette. They killed guards and, hubristically, [priests] in the temple before stealing the [statuette] and escaping. .

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