Geoffrey Chaucer

Troilus and Cressida

A modernised version

Troilus taking leave of Cressida

‘Detail of a miniature of Troilus taking leave of Cressida, with Trojans at the gate behind.’
A Treatise between Information and Truth; England, S. E. (London?); c. 1516-1523, before 1527
The British Library

Book I - Troilus's Love

Book II - Love Encouraged

Book III - The Consummation

Book IV - The Separation

Book V - The Betrayal

This version aims to provide a readable and accessible modernisation of the poem while preserving Chaucer's rhymes and diction wherever possible, at the same time eliminating all archaic words which would require marginal notes to explain.

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Last Modified June 2001