Celtic Heroic Age Literary Sources for Ancient Celtic Europe and Early Ireland and Wales

ISBN-10: 1891271040
ISBN-13: 9781891271045
Edition: 3rd 1994 (Revised)
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List price: $29.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Celtic Studies Publications
Publication date: 1/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 401
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long
Language: English

John Carey is Merton Professor of English at Oxford University. A distinguished critic, reviewer, & broadcaster, he is the author of several books, including "The Intellectuals & the Masses".

Prefacep. ix
Ancient Celtic Europe
Two Gaulish Religious Inscriptionsp. 1
The Tablet of Chamalieresp. 2
The Tablet of Larzacp. 3
The Classical Authors on the Ancient Celts
Pre-Posidonian Authorsp. 5
Hecataeus of Miletusp. 5
Herodotusp. 5
Platop. 6
Aristotlep. 6
Ephorusp. 6
Theopompusp. 6
The Celts of the Balkans & Alexander the Greatp. 7
Sopaterp. 7
Phylarchusp. 8
Anonymous poetp. 8
Polybiusp. 8
Pseudo-Scymnusp. 9
Nicander of Colophonp. 10
The Posidonian Tradition
Athenaeusp. 10
Diodorus Siculusp. 12
Strabop. 15
Julius Caesarp. 20
The Gauls' Invasion of Rome (Livy)p. 26
The Gauls' Invasion of Greece (Justin)p. 28
The Classical Authors on the Druidsp. 30
The Skull Cup (Livy)p. 36
The Foundation of Gaul (Diodorus)p. 37
The Foundation of Marseillesp. 38
King Catumandus and the Dream-Vision of the War-Goddess (Justin)p. 39
The Poisoned Libationp. 40
Ancient Celtic Women Leaders
Onomarisp. 42
Boudicap. 43
Veleda (Tacitus)p. 44
Cartimandua (Tacitus)p. 45
Ireland before St Patrick (Avienus, Strabo, Isidorus, Tacitus, Ptolemy, Solinus, Ammianus Marcellinus, Pacatus, Jerome, Symmachus, Claudian)p. 46
Early Irish and Hiberno-Latin Sources
Early Irish Dynastic Poetryp. 51
Mess-Telmannp. 52
Bressual Beoliachp. 52
Nidu dir dermaitp. 53
Nuadu Nechtp. 54
Moen Oenp. 57
Mara galgatap. 58
Lug sceithp. 58
Eochu art ara chridethar cathraip. 58
Tales from the Ulster Cyclep. 59
The Conception of Conchobor son of Nesp. 59
An Anecdote about Athairne in Bretha Nemedp. 63
Athairne's Greedinessp. 64
Athairne & Amairgenp. 65
Cu Chulainn & Senbeccp. 66
Cu Chulainn & Fedelmp. 67
The Story of Mac Da Tho's Pig & Houndp. 68
Bricriu's Feastp. 76
The Intoxication of the Ulstermenp. 106
The Adventure of Nerap. 127
The Death of Loegaire Buadachp. 132
The Death of Fergus Mac Roichp. 133
The Death of Cu Chulainnp. 134
Mythological Tales of Pre-Christian Kingsp. 144
The Origin of Dowthp. 144
The Taking of the Hollow Hillp. 145
The Wooing of Etainp. 146
The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostelp. 166
The Adventure of Cormac Grandson of Connp. 184
Wisdom Literature: The Testament of Morannp. 188
Selections from the Finn Cyclep. 194
The Boyhood Deeds of Finnp. 194
Severed Heads at Feastsp. 201
The Adventures of the Sons of Eochaid Mugmedonp. 203
Patrician Texts from the Book of Armagh (Excerpts)p. 209
The Death of Diarmait Mac Cerbaillp. 212
Tales of Monganp. 217
The First Utterance of Ai Son of Ollamp. 222
The Story of Tuan Son of Cairellp. 223
The Book of Invasionsp. 226
The Birth of Aed Slainep. 272
Fingal Ronainp. 274
The Story of Mis and Dubh Roisp. 282
From Giraldus Cambrensis's Topographia Hiberniep. 286
Brittonic and Brittonic Latin Sources, Mostly Welsh
Historia Brittonump. 289
Early Welsh Heroic Poetryp. 304
The Elegy of Cunedagp. 304
Poems Mentioning Arthurp. 307
Gereint fil. Erbinp. 308
Preiddeu Annwvynp. 309
Pa Gur yv y Porthaur?p. 311
The Death-Song of Uthyr Benp. 314
Trawsganu Kynan Garwynp. 315
Y Gododdinp. 318
Poems & Tales Relating to Uryen of Reget & His Dynasty, The Kynverchingp. 356
Gweith Gwen Ystratp. 356
Uryen Erechwyddp. 357
Canu Taliesin Vp. 359
Gweith Argoet Llwyfeinp. 361
Arise, Reget, glory of kings!p. 362
Yspeil Taliessinp. 364
The Saga Englynion about Uryen's Head & Corpsep. 366
The Soul of Owein Son of Uryenp. 368
Three Welsh Texts Pertaining to Modron, Mabon, & The Kynverching Dynastyp. 368
Poems about Cadwallon Son of Cadfanp. 372
Poetry Relating to Cynddylanp. 378
Marwnad Cynddylanp. 378
Canu Heleddp. 381
Bryein Eccluys Teliaup. 384
The Poetry of Llywarch Henp. 385
Two Breton Foundation Legendsp. 405
The Martial Eulogy of Iudic-haelp. 409
Special Names and Termsp. 411
Indexp. 420
Previously Published Materialp. 428
Map sectionp. 429
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