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Question 1: Elements of ________ were introduced into the poems; in the Roman de Thèbes, a romantic relationship absent from the Greek sources is introduced into the tale of Parthenopæus and Antigone.
Romance (love)StorgeCourtly loveChemical basis for love

Question 2: This anachronistic treatment of elements from Greek mythology is similar to that of the ________ narrative poem "Sir Orfeo", where the Greek Orpheus becomes the knight Sir Orfeo who rescues his wife Heurodis (i.e.
Old NorseGreat Vowel ShiftOld EnglishMiddle English

Question 3: These were the subjects of a good deal of ________ literature.
Romance languagesEnglish languageFrench languageOld French

Question 4: For example, in the epic poems Roman d'Alixandre and the Roman de Troie, Alexander the Great, and ________ and his fellow heroes of the Trojan War were treated as knights of chivalry, not much different from the heroes of the chansons de geste.


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