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.


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 assaulted maidens seeking sanctuary in the temple.

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

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

commander, Agamemnon, violates her nightly.

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


© 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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