Voices from Troy Monologue 3B: Deceitful Means (Apollo)

TRIGGER WARNING: This monologue contains references to sexual violence.

(NOTE: Refreshed English is used in this post.)

Monologue Title: “Deceitful Means”
From the Play: No More Trojan Wennen, Act I, Scene 1
Genre: Drama
Author: Justy DeForest
Character:  Apollo, Olympian Godde1 of Reason

Setting:  Above the ramparts of the ruined palace of Ancient Troy

Background:  After the defeat of the Trojan Army, the Commander of Greek Forces, Agamemnon, decides to slaughter the remaining Trojan Wennen if they resist being carried off to Greece as slaves. In this monologue, which follows immediately after Athena’s Monologue 2B as part of their continuing conversation, Apollo calls for Divine Retribution against the Greeks for their war crimes.

NOTE:  In presenting this monologue, no actor other than the one playing APOLLO need be present on stage.

APOLLO

To the point, Athena! —

Your Greeks have used their will to subvert the will of others.

They have launched a senseless campaign against this country. —

Have used deceitful means to infiltrate its capital, and have claimed

you to be the inspiration for the Wooden Horse they built to

accomplish their deception.  

Once within these walls, their war crimes were vicious —

even by the hateful standards of Ares!  They slaughtered children

in their beds and raped maidens seeking sanctuary in the temple.

They carried off many a pious Trojan — Cassandra, my virgin

prophet, among them!  And in the Acadian camp, Agamemnon,

their commander, violates her nightly.

And now the ultimatum that Agamemnon pronounced yesterday! —

If Queen Hecuba refuses to hand over the rest of her Trojan

Wennen by sundown tonight, they shall all be slaughtered!

The Greeks have sinned against Godde and Humin. They must be

punished!

© Justy DeForest 1987, 2008, 2022

  1. Godde: (Pronounced God, plural Goddes, pronounced Gods) Gender neuter term for a deity or deities of any sex or gender, or none.)


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