Troilus and Cressida



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AchillesAchilles (myth) is portrayed as a former hero, who has become lazy and devoted to the love of Patroclus, in Troilus and Cressida.
AeneasAeneas (myth) is a Trojan leader in Troilus and Cressida.
AgamemnonAgamemnon (myth) is the general leader of the Greek forces, in Troilus and Cressida.
AjaxAjax (myth) is the (sometimes foolish) champion of the Greeks in Troilus and Cressida.
AlexanderAlexander is Cressida's servant in Troilus and Cressida.
All (17)
AndromacheAndromache (myth) is Hector's wife in Troilus and Cressida.
Boy (5)A boy is a servant of Troilus, in Troilus and Cressida.
CalchasCalchas, Cressida's father, has defected to the Greeks, and negotiates his daughter's exchange for a Trojan prisoner in Troilus and Cressida.
CassandraCassandra (myth) is a prophetess in Troilus and Cressida.
Chorus (4)
CressidaCressida is one of the titular characters in Troilus and Cressida. The Trojan prince Troilus falls in love with this young daughter of a Trojan defector.
DeiphobusDeiphobus (myth), a brother of Hector and Troilus, is a minor character (with the one line, "It is the Lord Aeneas") in Troilus and Cressida.
Diomedes (2)Diomedes (myth) is one of the Greek leaders in Troilus and Cressida.
HectorHector (myth), son of Priam, is the Trojans' champion in Troilus and Cressida.
HelenHelen (myth), the mythological Helen of Troy, is the wife of Menelaus who has been stolen away by Paris, and is thefore the cause of the wars fought in Troilus and Cressida.
HelenusHelenus (myth) is a priest, and brother of Hector and Troilus. He is a minor character in Troilus and Cressida.
MargarelonMargarelon is a bastard son of Priam who spares the life of Thersites in Troilus and Cressida.
MenelausMenelaus (myth), king of Sparta and husband of the captured Helen, is one of the Greek leaders in Troilus and Cressida.
MyrmidonsSeveral Myrmidons (myth) kill Hector on Achilles' orders, in Troilus and Cressida.
NestorNestor (myth) is an elderly Greek leader in Troilus and Cressida.
PandarusPandarus (myth) procures an assignation between his niece Cressida and the prince Troilus, in Troilus and Cressida.
Paris (2)Paris (myth) has captured Helen - Menelaus' wife - and they live together as lovers in Troy. This is the cause of the lengthy wars fought in Troilus and Cressida.
PatroclusPatroclus (myth) is the friend, or "masculine whore", of Achilles in Troilus and Cressida.
PriamPriam (myth) is the king of Troy in Troilus and Cressida.
Servant (20)
ThersitesThersites is a clown, who serves firstly Ajax and later Achilles, in Troilus and Cressida.
TroilusTroilus (myth) is a young Trojan prince who falls in love with Cressida during the Trojan War in Troilus and Cressida.
UlyssesUlysses (myth) is one of the Greek leaders in Troilus and Cressida.


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