Ab Adam usque ad diluuium (Irish tract)

  • Latin
  • prose
Latin tract on the ages of the world.
Ab Adam usque ad diluuium (Irish tract)
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  • Ab Adam usque ad diluuium
  • Latin
prose (primary)
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Elizabeth Boyle has observed that the text is nearly identical to the first paragraphs of the Historia Brittonum

(Possible) sources: Historia BrittonumHistoria Brittonum
Related: Historia BrittonumHistoria Brittonum



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.] Boyle, Elizabeth, “Biblical history in the Book of Ballymote”, in: Ruairí Ó hUiginn (ed.), Book of Ballymote, 2, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2018. 51–76.
Text based on Tristram, with a new English translation.
[ed.] Tristram, Hildegard L. C. [ed.], Sex aetates mundi: die Weltzeitalter bei den Angelsachsen und den Iren. Untersuchungen und Texte, Anglistische Forschungen, 165, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 1985.

Note that Tristram, unlike Boyle, treats Ab Adam usque ad diluuium and whats follows beg. Prima igitur etas as two distinct texts.

Dennis Groenewegen
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May 2023, last updated: July 2023