Letter from an anonymous student to Aldhelm

Anonymous (student addressing Aldhelm)
  • Latin, Hiberno-Latin
  • prose
  • Hiberno-Latin texts, Letter
A letter from an anonymous, presumably Irish, student to Aldhelm.
Addressee: AldhelmAldhelm
(d. 709)
Ealdhelm of Sherborne
abbot of Malmesbury and later, bishop of Sherborne; known as an author of a number of elaborate Latin tracts in prose and in verse
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[ed.] Ehwald, Rudolf, Aldhelmi opera, MGH Scriptores. Auctores antiquissimi, 15, Berlin: Weidmann, 1919.
Dmgh.de: <link>
[tr.] Herren, Michael, “Letters”, in: Michael Lapidge, and Michael Herren, Aldhelm: the prose works, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1979..
164 (translation); 146–147 (introduction)
Dennis Groenewegen
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