Troilus and Cressida


The Trojans

  • Priam, King of Troy
  • Priam's children: Cassandra (a prophetess), Hector, Troilus, Paris, Deiphobus, Helenus, and Margareton (bastard)
  • Andromache, Hector's wife
  • Aeneas, a commander and leader
  • Antenor, another commander
  • Calchas, a Trojan priest who is taking part with the Greeks
  • Cressida, Calchas's daughter
  • Alexander, servant to Cressida
  • Pandarus, Cressida's uncle

The Greeks

  • Agamemnon, King of the Greeks and leader of the Greek invasion
  • Achilles, prince
  • Ajax, prince
  • Diomedes, prince
  • Nestor, wise and talkative prince
  • Ulysses, King of Ithaca (In some editions, the character is referred to as Odysseus.)
  • Menelaus, King of Sparta, brother to Agamemnon
  • Helen, wife to Menelaus, living with Paris
  • Thersites, a deformed and scurrilous low-class "fool"
  • Patroclus, friend of Achilles

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