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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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En un pasaje del texto de Benoit de Sainte-Maure encontramos a Aquiles que se queja del amor sin esperanzas que siente por la princesa Polixena, hija de Priamo, rey de Troya, en estos terminos:
3 Le Roman de Troie par Benoit de Sainte-Maure, ed.
1264), from the Roman de Troie ascribed to Benoit de Sainte-Maure.
The anonymous author of the former was a knowledgeable but non-literate court minstrel, whereas Benoit de Sainte-Maure refers frequently to books, writing, and clercs, associating himself throughout with written wisdom.
The romance had its heyday in France and Germany between the mid-12th and mid-13th century in the works of such masters as Chretien de Troyes, Benoit de Sainte-Maure, and Gottfried von Strassburg.
This story of Troilus' unhappy passion appears to have been invented by Benoit de Sainte-Maure in his 12th-century Roman de Troie.