Benoît de Sainte-More
Benoît de Sainte-More or Benoît de Sainte-Maure (bĕnwäˈ də săNt–môrˈ) [key], 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 Cressida. At the order of Henry II of England, Benoît also wrote a rhymed Chronique des ducs de Normandie.
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