The Libro de Alexandre

Medieval Epic and Silver Latin

By Charles F. Fraker Jr.

The Libro de Alexandre

192 pp., 6 x 9, notes, bibl

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9249-7
    Published: January 1993

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Fraker examines the style of the Libro de Alexandre, a medieval Spanish epic, and shows how it reflects the influence of Latin poets of the Silver Age, including Ovid and Lucan. He includes an analysis of two other medieval epics, the Trojan War of Joseph of Exeter and the Alexandreis of Gautier de Ch√Ętillon.