Ovide moralisé

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A French work which influenced Chaucer. It moralizes 15 books of the Metamorphoses and is highly significant in the development of late medieval and Renaissance literature by bringing secular literature into the official canon. Cf. Fulgentius Metaforalis by Ridewall (c.1330) for the practice of allegorizing the stories of classical authors.

Subjects: Literature.

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