Athenian soldiers are searching the battlefield for their wounden companions they found 2 soldiers laying side by side and when they passed over they moved. Their names were Arcite and Palamon so the athenian soldiers took them and put them in a prison.
Arcite and Palamon were in the prison then they see Emily walking by. After they see her they started fighting over who will be with her.
A galore interrupts them when they are arguing to tell Arcite that a friend of his came and "bailed" him out. When he was bailed out he was told not to come back but he does and disguises himself as a servant.
When Arcite died during the battle and Palamon gets to marry Emily
Emily says " Urgh do I have to? His hair is awfully thin already , and I don't like his mouth."