Corthals, Johan [ed.]






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Corthals, Johan [ed.], “The retoiric in Aided Chonchobuir”, Ériu 40 (1989): 41–59.

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“The retoiric in Aided Chonchobuir
Periodical
Ériu 40 (1989)
Ériu 40 (1989).
Volume
40
Pages
41–59
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Abstract (cited)
The early medieval story about Conchobar's death contains a text which has played some part in the discussion about so-called retoiric or roscad in Old and Middle Irish prose stories. Because of its obviously Christian content it was regarded as evidence for the monastic origin of some, at least, of the obscure texts showing archaic linguistic features in the sagas, or, from a different point of view, as a monastic imitation of the genre. To my knowledge, however, no interpretation has as yet been attempted. The text in question is a poem and I propose to offer an edition and translation together with some comments on its contents, metre, style and linguistic dating.
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early Irish literature
critical editing text translation
retoiric or rosc(ad)

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Conchobar mac NessaConchobar mac Nessa (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – king of the Ulaid in tales of the Ulster Cycle; son either of Cathbad or Fachtna Fáthach (father) and Ness (mother); husband of Mugain; father of Cormac Cond Longas, Cúscraid Mend Macha, Furbaide Fer Bend and Fedelm Noíchrothach; fosterfather of Cú Chulainn.
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