Coriolanus Act 1, Scene 8 Summary
- Back on the battlefields, Caius Martius meets up with his mortal enemy, Tullus Aufidius. (Cue dramatic music.)
- As these two go at it in man-to-man combat, some very impressive trash talk ensues.
- Just as Caius Martius gains the upper hand, Aufidius' troops come to his rescue and the Volscians run away with their tails between their legs.
- Aufidius tells us he is totally "sham'd" that his soldiers had to save his life.