Coverart for item
The Resource The Roman de Troie, by Benoît de Sainte-Maure ; translated by Glyn S. Burgess and Douglas Kelly

The Roman de Troie, by Benoît de Sainte-Maure ; translated by Glyn S. Burgess and Douglas Kelly

Label
The Roman de Troie
Title
The Roman de Troie
Statement of responsibility
by Benoît de Sainte-Maure ; translated by Glyn S. Burgess and Douglas Kelly
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fro
  • eng
Summary
Benoît de Sainte-Maure's <I>Roman de Troie</I>, dating to around 1165, is, along with the <I>Roman de Thèbes</I> and the <I>Roman d'Eneas</I>, one of the three "romances of antiquity" (<I>romans d'antiquité</I>). These romances launched the plots, themes and structures of the genre, then blossoming in the hands of authors such as Chrétien de Troyes. As an account of the Trojan War, Benoît's work is of necessity a poem about war and its causes, how it was fought and what its consequences were for the combatants. But the author's choice of the octosyllabic rhyming couplet, his fondness for description, his ability to recount the intensity of personal struggles, and above all his fascination with the trials and tribulations of Love, which affect some of the work's most prominent warriors (among them Paris and his love for Helen, and Troilus and his love for Briseida), all combine to fashion this romance - in which events from long ago are presented as a reflection of the poet's own feudal and courtly worlds. This translation, the first into English, aims to bring the poem and the author to a wider audience. It is accompanied by an introduction and notes. Glyn S. Burgess is Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Liverpool; Douglas Kelly is Emeritus Professor of French and Medieval Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
active 12th century
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benoît
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Old French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Burgess, Glyn S.
  • Kelly, Douglas
Series statement
Gallica,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trojan War
  • Troy (Extinct city)
  • French literature
  • French poetry
  • POETRY / Continental European
  • French poetry
  • French literature
  • Turkey
Label
The Roman de Troie, by Benoît de Sainte-Maure ; translated by Glyn S. Burgess and Douglas Kelly
Instantiates
Publication
Note
An English prose translation of the poem
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-452), appendices, and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Outline of the Roman de Troie -- The Roman de troie. Prologue ; Overview of the plot ; Causes and effects ; The Trojan War ; Settling scores and surviving -- Appendix I: Notes on some common words in the Roman de Troie -- Appendix II: Manuscripts of the Roman de Troie
Control code
on1003149845
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 475 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787440258
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1p6r12q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1003149845
Label
The Roman de Troie, by Benoît de Sainte-Maure ; translated by Glyn S. Burgess and Douglas Kelly
Publication
Note
An English prose translation of the poem
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-452), appendices, and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Outline of the Roman de Troie -- The Roman de troie. Prologue ; Overview of the plot ; Causes and effects ; The Trojan War ; Settling scores and surviving -- Appendix I: Notes on some common words in the Roman de Troie -- Appendix II: Manuscripts of the Roman de Troie
Control code
on1003149845
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 475 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787440258
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1p6r12q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1003149845

Library Locations

    • Copley LibraryBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771354 -117.193327
Processing Feedback ...