Geoffrey of Vinsauf

(fl. c. 1198—1223) poet and teacher of grammar and rhetoric

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His Poetria nova was a hexametric poem that became a standard medieval composition textbook. Also about poetry, he wrote the prose Documentum de arte et modo dictandi et versificandi, and, on rhetorical figures, Summa de coloribus rhetoricis.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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