First is Achilles to Aineias, telling him to step back for fighting Achilles in his godlike rage is not a clear-sighted moment for Aineias:
"Once a thing has been done, the fool sees it." (20.198; trans. Lattimore)Achilles, who does seem to have a good grasp of future events (he knows his own death, for example), claims that even a fool can see in retrospect. The wise can see at least the immediate consequences of their actions.
Then, Aineias, in response to all of the verbal exchange going back and forth before they begin to fight says something interesting:
"The tongue of man is a twisty thing, there are plenty of words thereIs this a way of telling the reader that throughout the poet has been playing with words, toying with us, twisting the story? Is the poet as manipulative as Zeus (and Agamemnon, for that matter) in Book 2?
of every kind, the range of words is wide, and their variance." (20.248-9)