• The gates of Corioli.
    TITUS LARTIUS, having set a guard upon Corioli, going with drum and trumpet toward COMINIUS and CAIUS MARTIUS, enters with Lieutenant, other Soldiers, and a Scout

    LARTIUS

    So, let the ports be guarded: keep your duties,
    As I have set them down. If I do send, dispatch
    Those centuries to our aid: the rest will serve
    For a short holding: if we lose the field,
    5We cannot keep the town.

    LIEUTENANT

    Fear not our care, sir.

    LARTIUS

    Hence, and shut your gates upon’s.
    Our guider, come; to the Roman camp conduct us.
    Exeunt
  • The gates of Corioles.
    TITUS LARTIUS, leaving someone to guard Corioles, goes toward COMINIUS and CAIUS MARTIUS with a drummer and trumpeter. A Lieutenant, other soldiers, and a scout also enter.

    LARTIUS

    Guard the gate. Do your job as I’ve explained it. If I send a message, send those hundreds of soldiers to help us. The remaining soldiers can hold the city on their own for a little while. After all, if we lose in the field, we can’t keep the city anyway.

    LIEUTENANT

    Don’t worry, sir, we’ll guard the city.

    LARTIUS

    Good, and shut these gates once I’m gone. Here comes our scout to bring us to the Roman camp.
    They exit.