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(bĕnwä` də săNt–môr`), 1154–73, French trouvère. He was the author of the Roman de Troie, a romance in 30,000 verses. It became a primary source of medieval versions of the Trojan legend, notably the story of Troilus and CressidaTroilus and Cressida
, a medieval romance distantly related to characters in Greek legend. Troilus, a Trojan prince (son of Priam and Hecuba), fell in love with Cressida (Chryseis), daughter of Calchas.
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. At the order of Henry II of England, Benoît also wrote a rhymed Chronique des ducs de Normandie.
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C'est la qu'on trouve quelques pages sur le Roman de Troie de Benoit de Sainte-Maure (p.
The Angevin historiographer Benoit de Sainte-Maure similarly centres his argument for the importance of history in his Chronique des ducs de Normandie (1175) on the fact that the estoire (line 2131) provides a record of the past.
Brian Foster and Ian Short, 2 vols, Anglo-Norman Text Society 29-33 (London 1976-7), lines 768, 1121, 6186; Benoit de Sainte-Maure, Roman do Troie, ed.