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Cressida,

in astronomy, one of the natural satellites, or moons, of UranusUranus
, in astronomy, 7th planet from the sun, at a mean distance of 1.78 billion mi (2.87 billion km), with an orbit lying between those of Saturn and Neptune; its period of revolution is slightly more than 84 years.
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Cressida,

in medieval romance: see Troilus and CressidaTroilus and Cressida
, a medieval romance distantly related to characters in Greek legend. Troilus, a Trojan prince (son of Priam and Hecuba), fell in love with Cressida (Chryseis), daughter of Calchas.
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Cressida

(kress -ă-dă) A small satellite of Uranus, discovered in 1986. See Uranus' satellites; Table 2, backmatter.

Cressida

[′kres·əd·ə]
(astronomy)
A satellite of Uranus orbiting at a mean distance of 38,380 miles (61,770 kilometers) with a period of 11 hours 9 minutes, and with a diameter of about 41 miles (66 kilometers).

Cressida

unfaithful mistress of Troilus; byword for unfaithfulness. [Br. Lit.: Troilus and Cressida]
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In Troi/us and Criseyde, Chaucer's Troilus, liberated by death from earthly concerns, ascends to "the holughnesse of the eighthe spere" (TC, V.
At the very outset of the Troilus and Criseyde, Chaucer expressly states his subject--Troilus's sorrow:
In this Boethian passage of Troilus and Criseyde, the Newberry reader highlights a sententious phrase in three different ways.
In his chapter on Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, Besserman recovers and develops an insight from Charles Muscatine as to the influence of the story of the rape of Tamar (2 Samuel 13) on the union of the eponymous lovers.
arrived at love's door Troilus and Criseyde exhibit some of the
Her discussions of 'The Franklin's Tale', 'The Clerk's Tale', 'The Shipman's Tale', 'The Merchant's Tale', 'The Man of Law's Tale', 'The Knight's Tale', Troilus and Criseyde and The Legend of Good Women, then, set these literary works against evidence of contemporary attitudes towards love and marriage, as presented in advice literature directed towards women (such as Caxton's translation of The Book of the Knight of the Tower) and in surviving letter collections (such as the Paston letters).
Chaucer's tragic romance Troilus and Criseyde is the basis for Francesca Abbate's poetic retelling of the tale.
Hence, recognised as a text produced by Chaucer to make amends for his retelling of the story of Troilus and Criseyde in which Criseyde is presented as an emblem of women's lack of truth, (Fumo 157-58) the Prologue, in fact, presents a noticeable focus on relations of power between authority and the author.
Finally, Flieger provides extensive and quite learned annotations to both story and lecture, although some are slightly misleading, such as her comment on an allusion to Troilus and Pandarus that "Tolkien could be thinking of the story as told in Chaucer's poem Troilus and Criseyde or in Shakespeare's play Troilus and Cressida" (260).
And Bayard becomes a "symbolic referent for all horses everywhere" (36), his popularity attested to by a name check in Troilus and Criseyde.
The roots of medieval ambiguity in interpretation originate in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde where Diomede recognizes a decisive attribute of the human stance: "our truths, beliefs and explanations are constructed on conscious axiomatic decisions" (22).
for Titus Andronicus), Chaucer (Troilus and Criseyde is TC, not to be confused with Tro.