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A German poem in rhymed couplets on the life of Alexander the Great, based on the Latin prose work Historia de preliis, by Archipresbyter Leo. The second work in the codex, Grisardis, is a prose narration of the Griselda legend, a moralistic tale about a virtuous prince (margrave) and a humble maiden, here named Grisardis; Erhart Gross's tale is an adaptation of the version of the story related in the last novella of Boccaccio's Decameron (La novella di Griselda). This manuscript of Grisardis was formerly attributed to Albrecht von Eyb. The third work in the codex, Eurialus und Lucretia, is Niklas von Wyle's German translation of the tale of the two lovers Eurialus and Lucretia (De duobus amantibus), composed in Latin by Pope Pius II (Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini).

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Alexander the Great 356 B, C, -323 B, C, -- Romances, Alexander the Great 356 B, C, -323 B, C, Griselda (Legendary character) -- Early works to 1800, Griselda (Legendary character), Codices, Romances (literary genre), Manuscripts German, Manuscripts Renaissance, Romances, Romances


German Literature | Renaissance Studies


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