By Donald Maddox, Sara Sturm-Maddox
Explores the importance of Alexander the good in French medieval literature and tradition.
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46, who weren’t setting out equipped as shepherds), and the enterprise— a cattle-raid—seems meager indeed when compared to the magnitude of the losses sustained. It would no doubt be excessive, given our ignorance of the medieval reception of this type of text, to speak of mock-epic here, though a glance in that direction seems not entirely unjustiﬁed. Alexander’s arrival on the battleﬁeld clearly restores the epic and ideological norm. Not only does the conﬂict begin to favor the Greeks, culminating in their unscheduled capture of Gadres, but the peers’ displays of heroism are restored to the prominence they deserve.
108), before marching on Jerusalem. 32 Emmanuèle Baumgartner As we can see from this brief summary, the episode, independent in Eustache’s version, is well-integrated here into the rest of Branch II. On the one hand, the intervention of Betys of Gadres is linked with the siege of Tyre: he comes to the rescue of the city besieged by Alexander. On the other hand, the conquest of Gadres, which provides the episode’s anticipated closure— though this denouement is an invention of Alexandre de Paris, since the account by Eustache ended, according to the editors of the text, at laisse 76— comes after the siege of Tyre and the famous episode of Alexander’s “leap” (L.
1022–29) (Then he cried aloud: “Let us earn the rewards that Alexander has so often bestowed upon us. Poorly shall he have given his wine and preserves, his chariots, his fresh and salted venison, his lavish silk fabrics and his bordered crimsons, his handsome silver goblets and gilded vases, and all of the beautiful treasures he has presented us, if our prowess is not now made manifest for him . . ) The Raid on Gaza in Alexandre de Paris’s Romance 35 This exhortation echoes the “lament,” also by Emenidus, in laisse 18, where he deplores the absence from the battleﬁeld of the “frans rois debonaires qui tant nos seut amer” (v.