Serglige Con Culainn

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Serglige Con Culainn

    Serglige Con Culainn‘The wasting sickness of Cú Chulainn’

    • Old Irish
    • prose
    • Ulster Cycle
    Author
    Anonymous
    Manuscripts
    Language
    • Old Irish
    • Old Irish
    Form
    prose (primary)
    verse (secondary)
    Textual relationships
    The text includes the wisdom-text Bríatharthecosc Con Culainn.

    Classification

    Ulster Cycle

    Subject tags

    Cú ChulainnCú Chulainn – Young Ulster hero and chief character of Táin bó Cuailnge and other tales of the Ulster Cycle; son of Súaltam or Lug and Deichtire (sister to Conchobor); husband of Emer (ingen Forgaill)
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    Emer ingen ForgaillEmer ingen Forgaill, Emer (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – wife of Cú Chulainn in the Ulster Cycle of tales
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    Manannán mac LirManannán mac Lir – mythological figure in Irish literature, typically associated with the sea
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    • 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.] Dillon, Myles [ed.], Serglige Con Culainn, Mediaeval and Modern Irish Series 14, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1953.
    CELT – edition: <link>
    Edition based on LU.
    [ed.] Windisch, Ernst [ed.], Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 1, Leipzig, 1880.
    Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
    197–234, 325–330 [‘Cuchulainns Krankenlager und die einzige Eifersucht Emer’s’] Edition from LU, with introduction and notes.
    [ed.] Dillon, Myles, “The Trinity College text of Serglige Con Culainn”, Scottish Gaelic Studies 6 (1949): 139–175.
    [ed.] Dillon, Myles, “The Trinity College text of Serglige Con Culainn: corrigenda”, Scottish Gaelic Studies 7 (1953): 88.
    [tr.] Gantz, Jeffrey [tr.], Early Irish myths and sagas, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1981.
    153–178.
    [tr.] Dottin, Georges [tr.], “[Various contributions]”, in: d'Arbois de Jubainville, Marie-Henri, L’épopée celtique en Irlande, Cours de littérature celtique 5, Paris: Thorin, 1892. [Various].
    Internet Archive: <link>
    170–216
    [tr.] Thurneysen, Rudolf [tr.], “Wie Culanns Hund krank lag”, in: Thurneysen, Rudolf [tr.], Sagen aus dem alten Irland, Berlin, 1901. 81–104.
    CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

    Secondary sources

    Findon, Joanne, “Gender and power in Serglige Con Culainn and The only jealousy of Emer”, in: Tymoczko, Maria, and Colin Ireland (eds.), Language and tradition in Ireland: Continuities and displacements, Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2003. 47–61.
    Ó Cathasaigh, Tomás, “Reflections on Compert Conchobuir and Serglige Con Culainn”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 85–89.
    Carey, John, “The uses of tradition in Serglige Con Culainn”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 77–84.

    Ní Bhrolcháin, Muireann, “Serglige Con Culainn: a possible re-interpretation”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 344–355.
    Findon, Joanne, “Gender and power in Serglige Con Culainn and The only jealousy of Emer”, in: Tymoczko, Maria, and Colin Ireland (eds.), Language and tradition in Ireland: Continuities and displacements, Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2003. 47–61.
    Ó Cathasaigh, Tomás, “Reflections on Compert Conchobuir and Serglige Con Culainn”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 85–89.
    Carey, John, “The uses of tradition in Serglige Con Culainn”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 77–84.
    Gantz, Jeffrey [tr.], Early Irish myths and sagas, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1981.
    Greene, David, and Frank O'Connor, “30: The only jealousy of Emer”, in: Greene, David, and Frank O'Connor [Michael O'Donovan], A golden treasury of Irish poetry, A.D. 600 to 1200, London: Macmillan, 1967. 130–133.
    O'Brien, M. A., “Two passages in Serglige Con Culaind”, Celtica 2:2 (1954, 1954): 346–349.
    Dillon, Myles [ed.], Serglige Con Culainn, Mediaeval and Modern Irish Series 14, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1953.
    CELT – edition: <link>
    Dillon, Myles, “The Trinity College text of Serglige Con Culainn: corrigenda”, Scottish Gaelic Studies 7 (1953): 88.
    Dillon, Myles, “The Trinity College text of Serglige Con Culainn”, Scottish Gaelic Studies 6 (1949): 139–175.
    Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    413–420   [2.34] “Serglige Con Culainn ocus ænēt Ēmire”
    Walsh, Paul, “On a passage in Serglige Conculaind”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 8 (1912): 555–556.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Thurneysen, Rudolf [tr.], “Wie Culanns Hund krank lag”, in: Thurneysen, Rudolf [tr.], Sagen aus dem alten Irland, Berlin, 1901. 81–104.
    CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    Dottin, Georges [tr.], “[Various contributions]”, in: d'Arbois de Jubainville, Marie-Henri, L’épopée celtique en Irlande, Cours de littérature celtique 5, Paris: Thorin, 1892. [Various].
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Windisch, Ernst [ed.], Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 1, Leipzig, 1880.
    Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
    [VIII] “Serglige Conculaind”

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