Internet Shakespeare Editions

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: W. L. Godshalk
Peer Reviewed

Troilus and Cressida (Modern)

Sound retreat. Shout.
Enter Agamemnon, Ajax, Menelaus, Nestor, Diomed, and the rest marching [to a drum beat].
Agamemnon Hark. Hark. What shout is that?
Nestor Peace, drums.
[Drums cease.]
3525[Greek] Soldiers Achilles. Achilles. Hector's slain. Achilles.
Diomed The bruit is, Hector's slain, and by Achilles.
Ajax If it be so, yet bragless let it be;
Great Hector was a man as good as he.
Agamemnon March patiently along. Let one be sent
3530To pray Achilles see us at our tent.
If in his death the gods have us befriended,
Great Troy is ours, and our sharp wars are ended.
Exeunt [marching].