Spelling was similarly amended, “dyvysyon” becoming “division”, “moder” “mother”, and “tonges” “tongues”.
1160-65)—, treats of the war of Troy and of the city’s final destruction.
Caxton’s Priam claims that the gods punish “the orguyllous and prowd”, an assertion Agamemnon later echoes when he says that “the goddes resiste and wythstonde the orguyllous and prowde peple”.
In Fiston’s version, Priam warns “those that bee insolent and proud” and in Agamemnon’s words, “the gods resist and withstand the insolent and proud people”.
Faithful to Caxton, but with a concern for clarity, Heywood made his Proserpine gather flowers, “Chaplets to make, or garlands by fine skill” (Troia Britanica, VI, 106).
To keep his daughter Danès safe, King Acrisius builds a tower, which Le Fèvre calls “la tour d’arain” .
Caxton’s Recuyell Heywood’s Ovid The Metamorphoses Amatoria, the love poems Chronicles Carion’s Chronicle Ranulf Higden’s Polychronicon Lanquet and Cooper’s Chronicle Britain’s pre-cultural past, the Brutus foundation myth, and John Harding’s Chronicle Giovanni Nanni’s Berosus Polydore Vergil’s De Rerum Inventoribus Encyclopaedic knowledge Dictionaries Natale Conti’s Mythologia Boccaccio’s Genealogia Most of the mythological episodes narrated in Troia Britanica are based on William Caxton’s The recuyell of the historyes of Troye, the first incunabulum ever printed in English, produced on the press of Caxton and Colard Mansion in Bruges (1473).