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Herren, Michael W., trans., Iohannis Scotti Erivgenae Carmina (Scriptores Latini Hiberniae 12. Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies)

Text name(s): Iohannis Scotti Erivgenae Carmina

Number of pages of primary source text: 68


Dates: 870 - 870

Archival Reference: 

Original Language(s): 

  • Greek
  • Latin


  • Translated into English.
  • Original language included.

Translation Comments: Facing page.

Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • British Isles
  • France
  • Ireland


Record Types: 

  • Literature - Verse

Subject Headings: 

  • Literature - Devotional
  • Literature - Other
  • Philosophy / Theology
  • War - Chivalry


  • Index
  • Introduction


John Scottus Eriugena was an Irish scholar active on the Continent during the mid-9th century; he was patronized by Charles the Bald. His poems, collected here, are a mix of short witty verses, longer poems on religious themes, and panegyrics in honor of his patron. Apparatus include extended commentary; bibliography; index of writings cited in the poems; index of names; index verborum; photographs of manuscripts.

Introduction Summary: 

Introduction (1-55) discusses John Scottus’ biography and works, and assesses his style and themes as a poet.

Cataloger: JMG