Aígidecht Aithirni

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Aígidecht Aithirni

    Aígidecht Aithirni‘The guesting of Athirne’

    • Middle Irish
    • prose, verse, prosimetrum
    • Medieval Irish literature about poets, Ulster Cycle
    The short prose text includes eight poems ascribed to Athirne.
    Manuscripts
    Language
    • Middle Irish
    • early Middle Irish (Meyer)
    Date
    11th century (Meyer)
    Form
    prose, verse, prosimetrum (primary)
    Speaker
    Athirne

    Classification

    Medieval Irish literature about poets Ulster Cycle

    Subject tags

    AthirneAthairne (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – chief poet and satirist of the Ulstermen in the Ulster Cycle
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    Amairgen mac EccitAmairgen mac Eccit (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – (chief) poet of the Ulaid in the Ulster Cycle of tales; son of Eccet Salach
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    • Sources

    Primary sources
    Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in the entry for the relevant manuscript.

    [ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], “The guesting of Athirne”, Ériu 7 (1914): 1–9.
    LL, with variants from Harleian 5280.
    [ed.] Thurneysen, Rudolf [ed.], “A third copy of the Guesting of Athirne”, Ériu 7 (1914): 196–199.
    Version from RIA MS 23 N 10, with variants from Harleian 5280.
    [ed.] [tr.] Greene, David, and Frank O'Connor [Michael O'Donovan], A golden treasury of Irish poetry, A.D. 600 to 1200, London: Macmillan, 1967.
    140–141. Poems on the four seasons.

    Secondary sources

    Lubotsky, Alexander, “Varia IV: On the alliteration in ‘The guesting of Athirne’”, Ériu 33 (1982): 170–171.

    Lubotsky, Alexander, “Varia IV: On the alliteration in ‘The guesting of Athirne’”, Ériu 33 (1982): 170–171.
    Greene, David, and Frank O'Connor, “33: The four seasons”, in: Greene, David, and Frank O'Connor [Michael O'Donovan], A golden treasury of Irish poetry, A.D. 600 to 1200, London: Macmillan, 1967. 140–143.
    Greene, David, and Frank O'Connor [Michael O'Donovan], A golden treasury of Irish poetry, A.D. 600 to 1200, London: Macmillan, 1967.
    Thurneysen, Rudolf [ed.], “A third copy of the Guesting of Athirne”, Ériu 7 (1914): 196–199.
    Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], “The guesting of Athirne”, Ériu 7 (1914): 1–9.

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