Troilus and Criseyde Setting & Symbolism

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Ancient Troy, appears in All Books

A large walled city under the leadership of King Priam. At the time of the poem, Troy is under attack by the Greeks.

Troilus' Home, appears in All Books

Where Troilus spends much of his time while not at battle, holed up in his rooms, weeping in grief over his love for Criseyde

Pandarus' Home, appears in Books II-V

The home of Troilus' friend and Criseyde's uncle, Pandarus. It is here that Pandarus arranges for the lovers to meet secretly and spend the night together.

Criseyde's Home, appears in Books II-V

A stately home where the widow Criseyde lives with several nieces and attending ladies. The house is boarded up when she leaves for the Greek camps and Troilus passes by it to remind him of his days with Criseyde.

Deiphebus' Home, appears in Book II

The home of Troilus' brother where...

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