Chaucer and Cato

@article{Hazelton1960ChaucerAC,
  title={Chaucer and Cato},
  author={Richard Hazelton},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={1960},
  volume={35},
  pages={357 - 380}
}
CHAUCER'S knowledge of Cato has received the passing attention of several scholars who have concerned themselves with investigation of the poet's learning, and most of his borrowings from the distichs are noted in scholarly editions.' But heretofore no attempt has been made to study in detail the nature of Chaucer's relationship to the book that doubtless provided him, as it did all other literate men of his era, not only with training in Latin but with an introduction to ethics. For the ethica… 

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