the conquerer theseus finds two soliders instead of killing em he heals them an throws em in the dungeons
there names where arcite and polamon for several years they've bine captive
while trapped in the dungeon they see the sister of theseus a princess both polamon and arcite fall in love with her an argue over her
arcite was able to gain release from the dungeon but never to return to athens while leaving palomon up on the dungeon tower still able to look down at the pricess but as he thought "arcite will be back."
arcite sneaks back into athens an pledges himself to being a knight for giving the protection of the princess as thesus gives him the code of honor
arcite and palomon meet once again and both still madly in love with the princess tho both unarmed they vowe the next they see another they will kill each other for the hand of the princess