Want to know where Troilus & Cressida is set? Shakespeare set Troilus & Cressida in the ancient world – a place called Troy in what is now near the West coast of Turkey. The action moves around between the city of Troy itself and the Greek camp, which is surrounding Troy in a siege. The story is based on Homer’s Iliad in which Helen is abducted from her Greek husband and taken to Troy. The Iliad’s story is based on the Greek effort to reclaim her.
The map below shows all the locations Shakespeare used for Troilus & Cressida, and below the map is a text list of the locations. When you click a pin on the map it opens to show all of the settings used within the location, using Shakespeare’s actual wording. You can zoom in on the map for a more detailed view of an area, click the icons on the map for more information, or use the list of all map pins below the Troilus & Cressida settings map: