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 Reims Cathedral, and wrote many works. He was an influence on John Gower. Vox Clamantis contains several passages taken from Aurora. Gower cites Riga as an authority in Book III Chapter 25.
- Paul E. Beichner (1965, two volumes), Aurora: Petri Rigae Biblia Versificata. A Verse Commentary on the Bible
- Pierre Riga, Peter of Riga, Peter Riga.
- See Paul E. Beichner, Aurora: Petri Rigae Biblia Versificata. A Verse Commentary in the Bible (1965), p. XI.
- See Robert P. Miller, Chaucer: Sources and Backgrounds (1977), p. 205; Beichner.
- See Pouzet, Jean-Pascal (2010). "Augustinian Agencies in Gower's Manuscripts and Text". In Elisabeth M. Dutton; John Hines; Robert F. Yeager (eds.). John Gower, Trilingual Poet: Language, Translation, and Tradition. Boydell & Brewer.