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923. ECKHARDT, CAROLINE D. "The Medieval Prosimetrum Genre (from Boethius to Boece)." Genre 16 (1983):21-38.

Studies the prosimetrum tradition from Boethius to Chaucer in order to understand why Chaucer translated Boethius's verse-and-prose De consolatione philosophhiae into prose only. While "no characteristic" of the tradition explains Chaucer's motive, his desire for clarity may have been the cause.

See also entries 39, 163-64, 170, 187.

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