Date

1972

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Adviser

Albert E. Hartung

Abstract

One of Virgil's stories which was most frequently retold in the Middle Ages was the love story of Dido and Aeneas. The popularity of this story and the rhetorical tradition within which the Aeneid was placed makes Chaucer's choice of the Dido-Aeneas for the first part of the House of Fame significant; and his return to this story in the Legend of Good Women emphaizes his facination with the tale's potential.

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