Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The influence of classical mythology and medieval mythography on the invocations of Chaucer's “Troilus and Criseyde”
by King, Jennifer Leigh, M.A., Emporia State University, 2007, 66; 1451049
Abstract (Summary)

The invocations of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde have a direct relationship with classical mythology and medieval mythography. Each individual or group of deities is invoked as a method of foreshadowing the action of Troilus and Criseyde. Mars's affair with Venus and Venus's own destructive nature correlate with the love affair of Troilus and Criseyde. Both the Muses and the Furies foreshadow the ultimate death of Troilus as a result of his offenses of the gods.

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School: Emporia State University
School Location: United States -- Kansas
Source: MAI 46/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Classical studies, Medieval literature, British and Irish literature
Keywords: Chaucer, Geoffrey
Publication Number: 1451049
ISBN: 978-0-549-39507-2
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