Páis Marcellinuis ‘The passion of Marcellinus’

  • Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Irish religious texts, sermons and homilies
Homily on the passion of the Roman martyr Marcellinus.
Páis Marcellinuis
‘The passion of Marcellinus’
No title occurs in the manuscript, but this title may be used by analogy with other homiletic passions in the same manuscript.
First words (prose)
  • O atchuala tra Dioclian in t-impir clu crabuid ⁊ ecna ⁊ cretmi in abbad Pasnute

The text is introduced in the manuscripts by a [[Irish homily on Paphnutius and Onophrius |homily on the meeting between Paphnutius and Onophrius]], which is indexed separately in this catalogue.

  • Middle Irish
11th century?
prose (primary)


Irish religious textsIrish religious texts

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sermons and homiliesreligious literature
sermons and homilies
id. 29296


Martyrdom and persecutions of Christians in the Roman Empire
Martyrdom and persecutions of Christians in the Roman Empire
id. 61146
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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.] Atkinson, Robert, The passions and the homilies from Leabhar Breac: text, translation and glossary, Todd Lecture Series, 2, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1887.  

Note that there are various references throughout the book to material in the appendix, but in the introduction, Atkinson states he regrets “that I have not found it possible to include in the present volume the Appendix and Notes”.

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56–59 (edition); 295–299 (translation with introduction) [id. 4.]

Secondary sources (select)

Plummer, Charles, “A tentative catalogue of Irish hagiography”, in: Charles Plummer, Miscellanea hagiographica Hibernica: vitae adhuc ineditae sanctorum Mac Creiche, Naile, Cranat, 15, Brussels: Société des Bollandistes, 1925. 171–285.
Utrecht University Library: <link>
§ 334 [id. 334.]
Dennis Groenewegen
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