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.
His conclusion (18 000 lines) of the verse allegory Roman de la rose , contrasting in both style and content with the earlier...
French allegorical poem of courtly love written in the 13th century, begun by Guillaume de Lorris (lived eary 13th century) and completed in a more e
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