Letter from Aldhelm to Heahfrith

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Letter from Aldhelm to Heahfrith

    Letter from Aldhelm to Heahfrith

    Aldhelm
    • Latin, Anglo-Latin
    • prose
    • Anglo-Latin texts, Letter
    A letter from Aldhelm to an Englishman named Heahfrith. It was written to dissuade him from studying in Ireland, preferring the new English learning represented by the teachings of Theodore and Hadrian to the state of learning in Ireland.
    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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    Manuscripts

    include:

    • London, British Library, MS Cotton Domitian ix
      f. 3
    • London, British Library, MS Royal 6 A vi
      f. 5
    • Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 146
      ff. 95v–100
    Language
    • Latin Anglo-Latin
    Form
    prose (primary)

    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>
    486–494
    [tr.] Herren, Michael, “Letters”, in: Lapidge, Michael, and Michael Herren, Aldhelm: the prose works, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1979.
    160–164

    Gwara, Scott, “A record of Anglo-Saxon pedagogy: Aldhelm’s Epistola ad Heahfridum and its gloss”, The Journal of Medieval Latin 6 (1996): 84–134.
    Howlett, David, “Aldhelm and Irish learning”, Bulletin de Cange 52 (1994): 50–75.
    37   [1] “Aldhelm's letter to Heahfrith”
    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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