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De abbatibus


De abbatibus fully Carmen de abbatibus, meaning "Song of the Abbots" is a Latin poem in eight hundred and nineteen hexameters by the ninth-century Anglo-Saxon monk Æthelwulf Ædiluulf, a name meaning "noble wolf", which the author sometimes Latinises as Lupus Clarus It recounts the history of his monastery possibly at Bywell, or, less probably, Crayke, twelve miles north of York from its foundation through its six first abbots and ending with Æthelwulf's two visions It is addressed to the Bishop of Lindisfarne, Ecgberht, and dates to between 803 and 821

The poem exists in three manuscripts:

  • L: British Museum, Cotton Tiberius D iv, vol 2, ff 158v-166r; originally in Winchester Cathedral I, f 108v This manuscript also contains a copy of Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum, assigned by Plummer to the Winchester group
  • O: Bodleian Library, Bodley 163, ff 209v-226v
  • C: Cambridge University Library, Ff 127, pp 203–15

The poem was first edited by Wilhelm Wattenbach and Ernst Dümmler for the Monumenta Germaniae Historica 1881, but it was based on a bad text from Jean Mabillon Thomas Arnold produced a superior edition in 1882, but from only two of the manuscripts Ludwig Traube produced a respected edition of his own, but based on the poor version of Dümmler The definitive critical edition, based on all three manuscripts, a reinterpreted manuscript history, and critical analysis of Traube's version, was produced in 1967 by Alistair Campbell and included an English translation

De abbatibus is, like all Anglo-Latin poetry, constructed out of borrowings and imitations, yet it is not completely unoriginal, and though history has at times been subordinated to a literary trope, it is not without eloquence Prominent among the works on which Æthelwulf relied are those of Virgil, though Dümmler also found references to Ovid and Cyprianus Gallus The chief Anglo-Latin poets from which Æthelwulf gleaned are Aldhelm, Bede, and Alcuin, whose Versus de Sanctis Euboricensis Ecclesiae may have inspired him to write the De abbatibus The eighth-century Miracula Nyniae episcopi was also an influence

Literatureedit

  • Campbell, Alistair, ed and tr 1967 Æthelwulf: De Abbatibus Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Snook, Ben, 'Aethilwulf: gidda gemyndig', Anglo-Saxon 1 2007, 181-200


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