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Guido Delle Colonne

(c. 1210—1287)

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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 poems attributed to Barbour and Huchown, and by Lydgate in his Troy Book. The story of Troilus and Cressida, taken by Guido from Benoît, was in turn developed by Boccaccio, Chaucer, Henryson, and Shakespeare.

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