The Story of Troilus

Author: Benoit de Sainte-Maure

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

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Category: Fiction

Page: 383

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The only collection in English of the major medieval versions of the story of "Troilus and Criseyde" - from Beno't de Sainte-Maure, Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Henryson. Reprinted from the 1964 edition. First published in 1934.

The Story of Troilus ...

Author: Robert Kay Gordon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Cressida (Fictitious character)

Page: 383

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The purpose of this book is to show the growth and development of the medieval tale of Troy. It contains the story of Troilus and Cressida as told by four poets: a Frenchman of the twelfth century, an Italian and an Englishman of the fourteenth century, and a Scot of the fifteenth.

The Story of Troilus ...

Author: Robert Kay Gordon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Cressida (Fictitious character)

Page: 383

View: 810

The purpose of this book is to show the growth and development of the medieval tale of Troy. It contains the story of Troilus and Cressida as told by four poets: a Frenchman of the twelfth century, an Italian and an Englishman of the fourteenth century, and a Scot of the fifteenth.

Troilus and Criseyde

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 182

View: 854

Remarkable for his beauty and bravery, the warrior Troilus is an engaging youth who lives, and eventually dies, for Cressida, a virtuous, tender-hearted woman driven to infidelity by circumstance. Regarded by many as Chaucer's most noble work of art, Troilus and Cressida is an outstanding choice for readers of mythology and medieval poetry.

Troilus and Criseyde

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 460

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Geoffrey Chaucer’s most significant literary accomplishment may well be Troilus and Criseyde, a single, profoundly philosophical narrative of a tragic love affair. Set in ancient Troy and telling the story of the rise and fall, in love and war, of prince Troilus, Troilus and Criseyde is an archetypal medieval romance. The widowed Criseyde is a powerful woman, complex and intelligent, and the naïve Troilus is ambushed by his overwhelming love for her; Pandarus, Troilus’s friend and the enabler of the couple’s love, provides comic relief. Chaucer used his familiarity with the works of Giovanni Boccaccio and Benoît de Sainte-Maure to build his own historical world, depicting pagan beliefs and myths with sympathy and imagination. This edition is based on the Corpus Christi College Cambridge manuscript of Troilus and Criseyde; the manuscript text is conservatively edited and the original Middle English text is used. Difficult words are conveniently glossed in the margins, and explanatory footnotes help with references and allusions.

The European Tragedy of Troilus

Author: Piero Boitani

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 316

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This is the first study devoted to the story of Troilus and Cressida as it has developed through the ages and in various literatures. An international team of scholars examine the way in which the problems of love and death are faced in narrative, poetry, drama, and opera. They trace the story in its mythical form as it passed from the Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans into the hands of artists such as Benoit de Sainte Maure, Boccaccio, Chaucer, Henryson, Shakespeare, and Dryden, and as it was finally resurrected in the 20th century in America, England, and Germany. Analyzing the changes, both literary and more broadly imaginative, that minor and major writers have introduced, the book provides a truly intertextual and comparative approach.