The road we walked is our metaphor for the link between the Romans builders (Ovid, Vergil, etc.) and that great medieval pilgrim, Chaucer. In making our case for Chaucer's reliance upon the Greek and Roman classics, we found it necessary to examine certain authors whose works heavily influenced him and whose own works were inspired by the classical tradition.

Latin and Medieval Education

Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy: Its Influence on Chaucer
Essay by S. Ellery

The Italian Humanists as Classicists

Chaucer the Sufi?
From The Sufis by Idries Shah

Portrait of Chaucer by Hoccleve (1412), who claimed to have known Chaucer
Portrait of Chaucer by Hoccleve (1412), who claimed to have known Chaucer