Alea evangelii (CCC 122)
- prose, diagram
Tenth-century teacher, scholar and poet. He had been a student of John Scottus Eriugena, spent time at the court of King Æthelstan, found a new patron in Rotbert, archbishop of Trier, and became tutor to Bruno, brother of Otto I and later archbishop of Cologne. Breton, Welsh and Irish origins have been variously ascribed to him, with the Breton hypothesis currently finding most favour in scholarship.
Bishop of Bangor. It is thought that he did not hold the abbacy, seeing as the title of abbot is given to Máel Cothaid mac Lachtnáin, who died in the same year as Dub Innse.
See more An earlier colophon by Dub Innse may be what underlies the introduction, which credits him with ‘bringing’ away the Alea evangelium from the household/court (domus) of King Æthelstan. The verb used is detulit and it may be that he had copied the diagram, as Lapidge assumes, rather than brought with him the original manuscript to Bangor.
- Secondary language(s): Middle Irish
- The notes to the diagram, which are mostly in Latin, contain two in Irish, including fer gabala, lit. ‘man of seizure’.
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