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From Troilus and Criseyde, Book IV, lines 29-126:
Trojans and Greeks fight fiercely and Antenor is captured by the Greeks
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Geoffrey Chaucer (1342 - 1400):
Troilus and Criseyde
Book IV, lines 127-147: The Greeks want to exchange Antenor for Criseyde


Telling his tale alwey, this olde greye,
Humble in speche, and in his lokinge eke,
The salte teres from his eyen tweye
130Ful faste ronnen doun by eyther cheke.
So longe he gan of socour hem biseke
That, for to hele him of his sorwes sore,
They yave him Antenor, withoute more.

But who was glad ynough but Calkas tho?
135And of this thing ful sone his nedes leyde
On hem that sholden for the tretis go,
And hem for Antenor ful ofte preyde
To bringen hoom king Toas and Criseyde;
And whan Pryam his save-garde sente,
140The embassadours to Troye streyght they wente.

The cause y-told of hir cominge, the olde
Pryam the king ful sone in general
Let here-upon his parlement to holde,
Of which the effect rehercen yow I shal.
145Th'embassadours ben answered for fynal,
Th'eschaunge of prisoners and al this nede
Hem lyketh wel, and forth in they procede.





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From Troilus and Criseyde, Book IV, lines 148-217:
After deliberation, the Trojans decide to exchange Criseyde for Antenor
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