The Story of Thebes, for instance, was doubtless suggested by the "romance" which Cressida and her companions are represented as reading when interrupted by Pandarus (Troilus and Cressida, II.
In medieval romance he became a prominent figure in the tale of Troilus and Cressida.
TROILUS, in Greek legend, son of Priam (or Apollo) and Hecuba.
257) of Troilus as already slain before the action of the poem commences.
There is no trace in classical writers of the story of Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, the materials for which were derived from Chaucer's poem of the same name, Lydgate's History, Sege, and Destruction of Troy, Caxton's Recuyell of the Historyes of Troy (trans.