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DIMEV 464
Among the host of Greeks as we heard
A single stanza on Greek warriors, based on Juvenal, Satires, 8.269-71, probably an extract from a longer work — one eight-line stanza
Note: Extract from Confessio Amantis (4226)?
Subjects: classical literature, references from/to; knights, behavior of
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Boston, MA, Boston Public Library med. 94 (1521) [olim Campbell; Robinson Sale Cat. 74, 1944, No. 268 and Robinson Sale Cat. 76, 1947, No. 233], f. ii
Transcription:
…Amang the sist of greikis as we hard
Twa knyȝttis war achillis and tesete
The ane moist vailȝe and þe other moist cowart
Bettir is the sayis Iuuenale poete
Thersetis sone luvand achillis sprett
With manlie force his purposis to fulfill
Than the lord of werie land and strete
And syne moist cowart cummyn of Achill…
2.Source: Aberdeen, Aberdeen University Library 223, f. 58v
First Lines:
Amang the ost of grek…
The knytis war achilles and …
Last Lines:
…Thane to be lorde of every land and streit
And syne moist cowart comung of achille
Note: Ends of lines 1-3 obliterated by damp.
Attributed Title: Juvenall poete