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Document Type

Article

Abstract

The blending of Christian material with Greek and Roman thought is exactly what I wish to examine. I believe that Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde provides a signal illustration of this blending. Chaucer uses excerpts from the Roman poet Publius Papinius Statius' Thebaid to establish a pagan-based, pessimistic, fatalistic vision of human fate for his poem. From this background emerges the character of Troilus who struggles with the Christian concepts of destiny (or predestination) and free will.

Publication Date

1995

Journal Title

Draftings In

Volume

8

Issue

1

First Page

45

Last Page

50

Comments

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Copyright

© 1995 by the Board of Student Publications, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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