Translated with introduction, notes, and interpretative essay Christine de Pizan (1364-?1430) was the first French woman poet to make her living by the pen, and the first female interpreter of classical myths; she held enormous power in the French court and influenced late medieval culture in France and in England in a number of ways. The Letter of Othea to Hector, her most popular work, is a series of a hundred verse texts about a mythological figure or moment, with prose moral glosses explaining how to read the myth in order to improve human character.
Series: Library of Medieval Women
Number Of Pages: 176
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Type: New edition