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...
(Jean Clopinel) ?1250—?1305, French poet who wrote a continuation of the Roman de la Rose following the part written by Guillaume de Lorris.
(lə rōmäN' də lä rōz), French poem of 22,000 lines in eight-syllable couplets. It is in two parts. The first (4,058 lines) was written (c.1237) by Gu