[troi-luh s, troh-uh-]
- a warrior son of Priam, mentioned by Homer and Vergil and later represented as the lover of Cressida.
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"Troilus and Cressida" has always been regarded as a sort of enigma.The Man Shakespeare
But this was while conning, in cold weather, the classic tale of Troilus and Cressid.The Balladists
She is not yet, like Troilus, love's prisoner; Chaucer does not proceed so fast.A Literary History of the English People
Jean Jules Jusserand
It discusses all the known representations of the Death of Troilus.
Hector, brother to Troilus, challenges a Greek champion to single combat.William Shakespeare
- 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