French poet. He is best known for his remarkable 18,000-line continuation, written about 1277, of the Roman de la Rose begun by Guillaume de Lorris. With Jean de Meung the allegory becomes a vehicle for giving forthright critical views on topics such as government, monasticism, and women, allowing him to display his wide scholarship. Other works include translations from Vegetius and Boethius.
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(Jean Clopinel) ?1250—?1305, French poet who wrote a continuation of the Roman de la Rose following the part written by Guillaume de Lorris.
n 1 real name Jean Clopinel. ?1250–?1305, French poet, who continued Guillaume de Lorris' Roman de la Rose. His portion of the poem consists of som