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  • Theseus, duke of Athens, turns aside to defeat Creon, the tyrant of Thebes. Among the wounded are Palamon and Arcite, young Thebans of royal blood.
  • I kill you
  • Theseus condemns them to perpetual imprisonment. They see the lovely Emily, with whom both fall in love
  •  Palamon hides in a woodland where he comes upon Arcite bemoaning his love for Emily. The two former friends engage in deadly battle.
  • Theseus spares them and arranges for a great tournament. Palamon prays to Venus to grant him Emily and the goddess agrees.
  • Arcite prays to Mars for victory, and Mars agree. Wise old Saturn finds a way to satisfy both Mars and Venus.
  • Theseus proposes the marriage of Emily and Palamon, which brings final peace between Thebes and Athens. They live in perfect love, with never a harsh word between them.
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