Vita sancti Clitauci ‘Life of St Clydog’

  • Latin
  • prose

Latin legend of Clydog of Merthyr Clydog (modern-day Clodock in Herefordshire). BHL 1864.

  • Latin
prose (primary)



(supp. fl. 6th century?)
Saint associated with Merthyr Clydog (modern-day Clodock, Herefordshire), whose legend in the Book of Llandaf tells of his martyrdom and burial and the foundation and history of his church.

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Merthyr Clydog
Merthyr Clydog ... Clodock
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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.] Guy, Ben, “Vita sancti Clitauci (Liber Landavensis / Vespasian A. xiv)”, Seintiau, Online, 2017. URL: <https://www.welshsaints.ac.uk/edition/texts/prose/VClit_LL-V/edited-text.eng.html>.
[ed.] Evans, J. Gwenogvryn, and John Rhys, The text of the Book of Llan Dâv, Series of Old Welsh Texts, 4, Oxford: Evans, 1893.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
193–197 direct link
[ed.] Horstman, Carl, Nova legenda Anglie: as collected by John of Tynemouth, John Capgrave and others, 2 vols, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1901.
Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link> Wellcome Collection – vol. 2: <link>
Vol. 1, 190 John Tynemouth version.
[ed.] Du Sollier, Jean-Baptiste, Jean Pinius, Guillaume Cuperus, and Pierre Boschius, Acta sanctorum quotquot toto orbe coluntur, vel a catholicis scriptoribus celebrantur, 68 vols, vol. 37: August III (13-19), Antwerp: Ioannes Meursius, 1737.
733 John Tynemouth version.

Secondary sources (select)

Charles-Edwards, T. M., “9. Kinship and status”, in: T. M. Charles-Edwards, Wales and the Britons, 350–1064, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 293–313.
Davies, John Reuben, The Book of Llandaf and the Norman church in Wales, Studies in Celtic History, 21, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2003.
Wakeford, Mark Reginald, “The British church and Anglo-Saxon expansion: the evidence of saints’ cults”, PhD thesis, Durham University, 1998.
Durham e-Theses: <link>
Davies, Wendy, An early Welsh microcosm: studies in the Llandaff charters, Royal Historical Society Studies in History, 9, London: Royal Historical Society, 1978.
121, 132
Dennis Groenewegen
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