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It became one of the most popular and widespread stories in European literature
during the Middle Ages and later provided Shakespeare with the theme of
Pericles. Style and subject matter. But the real debt of 12th- century romance to ...
All the romans d'antiquite have a historical or pseudo- historical theme, whether
they evoke Greece, Troy or the legendary world of Alexander; but while making
some attempt to give antiquity an exotic aspect by means of marvels or ...
A somewhat similar theme, used for pious edification, is that of the legendary St.
Eustace, reputedly a high officer under the Roman emperor Trajan, who lost his
position, property, and family only to regain them after many tribulations, trials, ...
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