Seachrán na Banimpire‘The wanderings of the Empress’

  • Early Modern Irish
  • prose
  • Medieval Irish literary adaptations

Early Modern Irish adaptation of the Middle English Octavian, which is itself based on the late medieval French chanson de geste Florent et Octavien.

  • Early Modern Irish
prose (primary)
Textual relationships
  • (Possible) sources:
  • Octavian (Middle English romance)


Medieval Irish literary adaptations


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.] [tr.] Marstrander, Carl [ed. and tr.], “Sechrán na Banimpire”, Ériu 5 (1911): 161–199.