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Demetrius (20)

Of Troezen (probably 1st cent. ad), wrote works on literary history. The only known title is that of his work on philosophers, Against the Sophists. Athenaeus 1. 29a;Diogenes ...

John of Salisbury

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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...wrote works on logic and metaphysics (the Metalogicon ) and on the theory of the state (the Policraticus ). Two possible examples of Chaucer's use of the Policraticus have been suggested. It seems likely that in The Pardoner's Tale the stories of Stilboun and Demetrius (VI.603–20) come from it. It has also been suggested that he might have found there the lines of Horace which may have been the source of the mysterious ‘ Lollius ’. Webb, C. C. J. (1909) (ed.), John of Salisbury Policratici siue De nugis curialium , 2 vols. (Oxford); Webb, C....

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