The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1519 Thursday, 14 June 2001
From: Tom Dale Keever <
Date: Thursday, 14 Jun 2001 11:50:53 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 12.1504 Where is Cressida?
Comment: Re: SHK 12.1504 Where is Cressida?
>Can anyone help me about a too-simple-to-ask question?
>In _Troilus and Cressida_I.i., Troilus makes a famous monologue about
>his Cressida, saying "Between our Ilium and where she resides,/Let it be
>called the wild and wand'ring flodd...." But where is Cressida? And at
>I.ii., Pandarus asks Cressida, "When were you at Ilium?" From where did
>she come to Ilium?
>I appreciate any kind of helps you offer!
"Iliom," or "Illium," is the residence of the Trojan royal family, a
short distance from the city of Troy itself and outside the city's
walls. Cressida lives in her father Calchas' house within the city
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