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Re: Where is Cressida
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1519  Thursday, 14 June 2001

From:           Tom Dale Keever <
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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!
>
>Cheer,
>Todok

"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
walls.

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