Peter Riga


Born: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA


Petrus Riga (c. 1140 – 1209) was a French poet. He is known for his work Aurora, which is a commentary on the Bible with emphasis on allegorical and moral interpretation. Although it has been called the verse Bible (Biblia versificata) of the middleages it is not just a collection of versified paraphrases.He was a canon of Rheims cathedral, and wrote many works. He was an influence on John Gower.

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