Study Guide

Coriolanus Act 1, Scene 7

By William Shakespeare

Act 1, Scene 7

Read the full text of Coriolanus Act 1 Scene 7 with a side-by-side translation HERE.


  • Outside the gates of Corioles, Titus Lartius and a bunch of Roman soldiers have stayed behind to guard the city they've just sacked.
  • Shakespeare ups the dramatic tension by letting us know that if Caius Martius and his troops lose the battle in the field, there's no way Rome can keep the city....