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Benoît de Sainte-Maure

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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a 12th-c. French poet, probably from Sainte-Maure in Touraine. He wrote a verse history of the dukes of Normandy

Benoît de Sainte‐Maure

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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(fl. 12th c.).

Author of Le Roman de Troie (c.1160), an adaptation into over 30,000

Breseyda

Breseyda  

A Trojan girl captured by Achilles, taken from him by Agamemnon. The story is told in the Iliad, but Chaucer knew it from Ovid's Heroides (3) and from Benoît de ...
Criseyde

Criseyde  

Criseyde, the heroine of Troilus and Criseyde. Her name derives ultimately from Homer's ‘Chryseida’, the accusative form of Chryseis, daughter of Chryses. It seems that Boccaccio applied the name ...
Guido Delle Colonne

Guido Delle Colonne  

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A 13th‐cent. Sicilian writer of Latin romances, author of the Historia Destructionis Troiae which was in fact a prose version of a poem by Benoît de Sainte‐Maure. His romance was used as a source in ...
Roman de Thèbes

Roman de Thèbes  

A 12th-c. French verse romance which tells the story of Thebes (1). Chaucer knew the French romance (which was commonly associated with Benoît's Roman de Troie and sometimes bound together ...
Romans d'antiquité

Romans d'antiquité  

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A group of verse romances dating from the mid‐12th c., socalled in contradistinction to the romans bretons since they deal, at least loosely, with classical material, particularly that of ‘Rome ...
Troilus

Troilus  

A Trojan prince, the son of Priam and Hecuba, killed by Achilles. In medieval legends of the Trojan war he is portrayed as the forsaken lover of Cressida.true as Troilus completely devoted; with ...
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 ...
Troy

Troy  

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In Homeric legend, the city of King Priam, besieged for ten years by the Greeks during the Trojan War. It was regarded as having been a purely legendary city until the German archaeologist Heinrich ...
Wace

Wace  

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(fl. 12th century)Author, in French verse of 15,000 short couplets, of the Roman de Brut, completed in 1155 and dedicated to Eleanor of Aquitaine, a highly popular adaptation of ...

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