Letter from Aldhelm to Gereint

  • Latin, Anglo-Latin
  • prose
  • Anglo-Latin texts, Letter
Letter written by Aldhelm, then abbot of Malmesbury, to Gereint, king of Dumnonia, and to his sacerdotes.
Addressee: Gereint [king of Dumnonia]Gereint ... king of Dumnonia
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Ealdhelm of Sherborne
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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  • Latin Anglo-Latin
prose (primary)


Anglo-Latin texts


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 entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Ehwald, Rudolf, Aldhelmi opera, MGH Scriptores. Auctores antiquissimi 15, Berlin: Weidmann, 1919.
Dmgh.de: <link>
[tr.] Herren, Michael, “Letters”, in: Lapidge, Michael, and Michael Herren, Aldhelm: the prose works, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1979.

Secondary sources (select)

Probert, Duncan, “New light on Aldhelm’s letter to King Gerent of Dumnonia”, in: Barker, Katherine, and Nicholas Brooks (eds), Aldhelm and Sherborne: essays to celebrate the founding of the bishopric, Oxford: Oxbow, 2010. 110–128.
Dennis Groenewegen