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Ystorya Dared‘The (hi)story of Dared’

  • Middle Welsh
  • prose
  • Welsh chronicles
Medieval Welsh adaptation of the Historia Daretis Phrygii de excidio Troiae, a Latin account of the destruction of Troy ascribed to Dares Phrygius.
Author
anonymous
Manuscripts

include:

Language
  • Middle Welsh
Date
13th century?
Form
prose (primary)
Textual relationships
  • (Possible) sources:
  • Historia Daretis Phrygii de excidio Troiae

Classification

Welsh chronicles

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 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.] Thomas, Peter Wynn [ed.], D. Mark Smith, and Diana Luft [transcribers and encoders] (et al.), Welsh prose (Rhyddiaith Gymraeg) 1350–1425, Online: Cardiff University. URL: <http://www.rhyddiaithganoloesol.caerdydd.ac.uk>.
[ed.] Owens, B. G., “Y fersiynau Cymraeg o Dares Phrygius (Ystorya Dared)”, MA thesis: University of Wales, 1951.
[ed.] Rhŷs, John, and J. Gwenogvryn Evans, The text of the Bruts from the Red Book of Hergest, Series of Old Welsh Texts 2, Oxford: Evans, 1890.
Internet Archive: <link>
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[ed.] Evans, D. Silvan, “Mabinogion. Ystori Dared”, Y Brython 2:7 (Mai, 1859): 97–99.
NLW Digital Mirror: <link>
[ed.] Evans, D. Silvan, “Mabinogion. Ystori Dared”, Y Brython 2:8 (Mehefin, 1859): 113–115.
NLW Digital Mirror: <link>
[ed.] Evans, D. Silvan, “Mabinogion. Ystori Dared”, Y Brython 2:9 (Gorphenaf, 1859): 131–132.
NLW Digital Mirror: <link>
[ed.] Evans, D. Silvan, “Mabinogion. Ystori Dared”, Y Brython 2:10 (Awst, 1859): 147–149.
NLW Digital Mirror: <link>
[ed.] Evans, D. Silvan, “Mabinogion. Ystori Dared”, Y Brython 2:11 (Medi, 1859): 164–166.
NLW Digital Mirror: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Fulton, Helen, “A medieval Welsh version of the Troy story: editing Ystorya Dared”, in: Gillespie, Vincent, and Anne Hudson (eds), Probable truth: editing medieval texts from Britain in the twenty-first century, Texts and Transitions 5, Turnhout: Brepols, 2013. 355–372.
Fulton, Helen, “Troy story: the medieval Welsh Ystorya Dared and the Brut tradition of British history”, The Medieval Chronicle 7 (2011): 137–150.
Jäcke, Anja, “Auf den Spuren des insularen Dares”, in: Bock, Franziska, Dagmar Bronner, and Dagmar Schlüter (eds), Allerlei Keltisches. Studien zu Ehren von Erich Poppe. Studies in honour of Erich Poppe, Berlin: curach bhán, 2011. 29–44.
Poppe, Erich, “Personal names and an insular tradition of Pseudo-Dares”, Ériu 53 (2003): 53–59.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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