a warrior son of Priam, mentioned by Homer and Vergil and later represented as the lover of Cressida.
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How to use Troilus in a sentence
Compare this passage with the long dialogue between Troilus and Pandarus, in the latter part of the first book of Troilus.
So also, in Troilus, v. 1809, by the seventh sphere he means the outermost sphere of Saturn.
We also see whence Chaucer derived his epithet of the cock—'common astrologer'—in Troilus, iii.
Chaucer epitomises the general contents of the Thebaid in his Troilus; v. 1484, &c.
Troilus and Cressida part; but Cressida is false, and Troilus has his country left him.Emily Bront | A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
British Dictionary definitions for Troilus
Greek myth the youngest son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba, slain at Troy. In medieval romance he is portrayed as the lover of Cressida
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