Versus de beati Blaithmaic: vita et fine

Walahfrid Strabo
  • Latin
  • verse
Short metrical life on the martyrdom of Blathmac (d. 825), abbot of Iona, composed in Latin hexametera by Walahfrid Strabo (d. 849), Benedictine monk and scholar at the monastery of Reichenau. Blathmac was killed when Vikings attacked the island of Iona.
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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 899
pp. 49–57
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 869
pp. 52–62
  • Latin
verse (primary)


Blathmac of Iona
Blathmac of Iona
(d. 825)
Blathmac (Blaímac) mac Flainn, abbot of Iona

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Í (Choluim Chille) ... Iona
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[ed.] [tr.] Pörnbacher, Mechthild, Zwei Legenden: versus Strabi de beati Blaithmaic vita et fine; De vita et fine Mammae monachi, 2nd ed., Reichenauer Texte und Bilder, 7, Heidelberg: Mattes, 2012.
Text and German translation
[ed.] Dümmler, Ernst [ed.], Poetae Latini aevi Carolini, vol. 2, MGH Antiquitates, Berlin: Weidmann, 1884.
Dmgh.de: <link>
297–301 (on the manuscript, see 264) direct link
Dennis Groenewegen
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