Ovid and "The Canterbury Tales."

Author / Editor
Hoffman, Richard Lester.

Ovid and "The Canterbury Tales."

Dissertation Abstracts International 25.03 (1965): 5280A.

Examines the "nature and extent" of Ovid's influence on CT, identifying wide-ranging allusions to various Ovidian works and providing parallel passages, assessing Chaucer's emulation of Ovidian techniques and considering Chaucer's uses of "Metamorphoses" as a handbook of mythology, Chaucer's respect for Ovid as an "ethical philosopher," and the influence of moralized commentaries on Chaucer's understanding of the Roman poet.

Chaucer Subjects
Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations
Canterbury Tales--General