Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2159
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Whitney , Susan B.
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  • Title: Chaucer's Flexippe [The author suggests that the name Flexippe for one of the nieces of Criseyde is intended to remind readers of Plexippus, Meleager's uncle, whom Meleager slays for taking his gift from Atalanta. This portion of "Troilus and Criseyde" has a number of allusions to tragic figures and events which color Criseyde's gradual acceptance of the love of Troilus. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: English Language Notes 30, 2 (December 1992): Pages 1 - 4.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet- Troilus and Criseyde Classical Influences Flexippe, Niece of Criseyde (Literary Figure) Literature- Verse Mythology- Classical Women in Literature
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00138282