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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

an early poem of Boccaccio's, written in the late 1330s in ottava rima, is the main source of Troilus

Troilus and Criseyde

Troilus and Criseyde  

Chaucer's longest complete poem, in 8,239 lines of rhyme‐royal probably written in the second half of the 1380s. Chaucer takes his story from Boccaccio's Il Filostrato, adapting its eight books to ...

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