Vita Griffini filii Conani ‘The Life of Gruffudd ap Cynan’

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  • Cambro-Latin texts
  • extent: not extant
The original 12th-century Latin text of the life of Gruffudd ap Cynan, king of Gwynedd. While it was once assumed that no manuscript copy is extant and that the Latin text in Peniarth MS 434E is based on the Middle Welsh translation (Historia Gruffud vab Kenan), Paul Russell has argued that the latter is a redaction of the original Latin text, whose annotations and corrections were intended to align it with the Middle Welsh translation.
  • Latin
Textual relationships
Related: Historia Gruffud vab KenanHistoria Gruffud vab KenanMiddle Welsh translation of an earlier Latin biography of the life and career of Gruffudd ap Cynan, king of Gwynedd (r. 1081-1137).


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Gruffudd ap Cynan
Gruffudd ap Cynan
(c. 1055–1137)
king of Gwynedd (1081–1137)

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[ed.] [tr.] Russell, Paul [ed. and tr.], Vita Griffini filii Conani: the medieval Latin life of Gruffudd ap Cynan, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2005.
Reconstructed text with facing English translation
Dennis Groenewegen
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February 2011, last updated: January 2024