Letter from Aldhelm to Cellán

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Letter from Aldhelm to Cellán

    Letter from Aldhelm to Cellán

    Aldhelm
    • Anglo-Latin, Latin
    • prose
    • Anglo-Latin texts, Letter
    Letter from Aldhelm in reply to Cellán (Lat. Cellanus), abbot of Perrona, Neustria (modern Péronne, Picardy). The form in which the text survives is as a quotation in Book V of William of Malmesbury's Gesta pontificum Anglorum, along with Cellán's letter.
    Author
    AldhelmAldhelm (d. 709) – abbot of Malmesbury and later, bishop of Sherborne; known as an author of a number of elaborate Latin tracts in prose and in verse
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    Language
    • Anglo-Latin Latin
    Form
    prose (primary)
    Addressee
    Cellán of Péronne

    Classification

    Anglo-Latin texts
     Letter
    • 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.] Ehwald, Rudolf, Aldhelmi opera, MGH Scriptores. Auctores antiquissimi 15, Berlin: Weidmann, 1919.
    Dmgh.de: <link>
    499 [id. 10. ‘ad Cellanum’]
    [tr.] Herren, Michael, “Letters”, in: Lapidge, Michael, and Michael Herren, Aldhelm: the prose works, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1979.
    167
    [ed.] [tr.] Winterbottom, Michael, and Rodney M. Thomson, Gesta pontificum Anglorum: The history of the English bishops, 2 vols, vol. 1: Text and translation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
    558

    Winterbottom, Michael, and Rodney M. Thomson, Gesta pontificum Anglorum: The history of the English bishops, 2 vols, vol. 1: Text and translation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
    Herren, Michael, “Letters”, in: Lapidge, Michael, and Michael Herren, Aldhelm: the prose works, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1979.
    Ehwald, Rudolf, Aldhelmi opera, MGH Scriptores. Auctores antiquissimi 15, Berlin: Weidmann, 1919.
    Dmgh.de: <link>
    475–503   “Epistulae (Aldhelmi et ad Aldhelmum)”
    (1) ad Leutherium, (AD) 671 (pp. 475-478); (2) ad Hadrianum, 675 (p. 478); (3) ad Wihtfridum, 675 (pp. 479-480); (4) ad Geruntium, 680 (pp. 480-486); (5) ad Ehfridum, 686/90 (pp. 486-494); (6) I epistola Scotti cuiusdam, 695, 705 (p. 494); (7) II epistola Aethilwaldi, c. 705 (pp. 495-497); (8) ad Sigegytham, ante 705 (p. 497); (9) III epistola Cellani (pp. 498–499); (10) ad Cellanum, ante 705 (p. 499); (11) ad Aethilwaldum, post 705 (pp. 499-500); (12) ad Wilfridi abbates, 705/6 (pp. 500-502); (13) ad Winberhtum, 705/9 (pp. 502-503)

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