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ERIC Number: EJ180284
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Publication Date: 1978
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The Monk's Tale: Nero's Nets and Caesar's Father -- An Inquiry into the Transformations of Classical Roman History in Medieval Tradition
Waller, Martha S.
Indiana Social Studies Quarterly, 31, 1, 46-55, Spr 78
Discusses the lack of consistent accuracy about historical figures in Chaucer's "Monk's Tale." The story of Nero fishing in the Tiber with golden nets is corroborated by many other ancient and medieval authors; however, the reference to Julius Caesar as being of lowly birth is peculiar only to Chaucer and a few medieval English authors. (AV)
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