Texts

verse beg. Robo maith Aichil mac Péil

  • Late Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Irish poetry
Irish poem on the deeds of Achilles (Aichill) in his younger years
Initial words (verse)
  • Robo maith Aichil mac Péil
“Good was Achilles son of Peleus”
Manuscripts
Language
  • Late Middle Irish
Date
c.1100 (Carney); “c.1150 or perhaps slightly later, although it is scarcely possible to demonstrate the greater likelihood of either of these dates on purely linguistic grounds” (Ó hAodha).
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
14

Classification

Irish poetryIrish poetry
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Subjects

AchillesAchilles
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Sources

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.] Ó hAodha, Donncha, “The Irish version of Statius’ Achilleid”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 79 C (1979): 83–138.
128–131, 127 (introduction), 130–134 (notes)

Secondary sources (select)

Carney, James P., “The Ó Cianáin miscellany”, Ériu 21 (1969): 122–147.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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June 2013, last updated: August 2019