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Brewer's: Troilus and Cressida

(Shakespeare). The story was originally written by Lollius, an old Lombard author, and since by Chaucer (Pope). Chaucer's poem is from Boccaccio's Filostrato. Source: Dictionary of Phrase…

Brewer's: Troilus

(3 syl.). The prince of chivalry, one of the sons of Priam, killed by Achilles in the siege of Troy (Homer's Iliad). The loves of Troilus and Cressida, celebrated by Shakespeare and Chaucer…

Brewer's: Cressida

daughter of Calchas the Grecian priest, was beloved by Troilus, one of the sons of Priam. They vowed eternal fidelity to each other, and as pledges of their vow Troïlus gave the maiden…

The History of Troilus and Cressida

ContentsDramatis PersonaePrologueAct IScene IScene IIScene IIIAct IIScene IScene IIScene IIIAct IIIScene IScene IIScene IIIAct IVScene IScene IIScene IIIScene IVScene VAct VScene IScene IIScen…

William Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida, Act I

Act IScene ITroy. Before Priam's palaceEnter Troilus armed, and PandarusTroilusCall here my varlet; I'll unarm again: Why should I war without the walls of Troy, That find such cruel battle he…

William Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida, Act V

Act VScene IThe Grecian camp. Before Achilles' tentEnter Achilles and PatroclusAchillesI'll heat his blood with Greekish wine to-night, Which with my scimitar I'll cool to-morrow. Patroclus, l…