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Merugud Uilix maicc Leirtis
Background details and bibliographic information
File DescriptionKuno Meyer
Electronic edition compiled by Emer Purcellproof corrections by Hilary Lavelle, University of Ulster at Coleraine
Funded by University College, Cork and
The HEA via the LDT Project.
2. Second draft.
Extent of text: 4670 words
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- Stowe MS. 992, fo. 59b, 261a, 2 (cf Rev. Celt. vi. p. 190), a vellum codex compiled, according to an entry, on fo. 1, in 1300 A.D.
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 536 olim 23 P 12 al. Book of Ballymote, p. 445a447b, a MS written towards the end of the 14th century.
- Kuno Meyer, Merugud Uilix maicc Leirtis: the Irish Odyssey (London 1886).
- Robert T. Meyer (ed.), Merugud Uilix maic Leirtis (Dublin 1958).
- E. G. Cox, Classical Traditions in Medieval Ireland, Classical Quarterly 3 (1924) 26784.
- Robert T. Meyer, 'The Middle Irish Odyssey: folktale, fiction or saga?', Mod Philol 50 (1952) 7378.
- Gerard Murphy, The Ossianic lore and Romantic tales of medieval Ireland (Irish Life & Culture 11) (Dublin 1955) 17.
- W. B. Stanford, The Ulysses Theme: a study in the adaptability of a traditional hero (Oxford: Blackwell 1954; 2nd edn. revd., 1968).
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- Gearóid Mac Niocaill, Review of Robert T. Meyer (ed.), Merugud Ulix maic Leirtis, MMIS 17 (Dublin 1958) in Éigse 9 (195861) 134136.
- Robert T. Meyer, 'The Middle Irish Odyssey and Celtic folklore', Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters 46 (1961) 553561.
- Kevin O'Nolan, Homer and the Irish hero tale, Studia Hibernica 8 (1968) 720.
- Kevin O'Nolan, Homer and Irish narrative, Classical Quarterly ns 19 (1969) 119.
- W. B. Stanford, Towards a history of classical influences in Ireland, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 70 C (1970), 1391.
- Kevin O'Nolan, The Use of Formula in Storytelling, Béaloideas 3941 (1973) 233250.
- Frederick Ahl, 'Uilix mac Leirtis: the classical hero in Irish metamorphosis', R. Warren (ed.), The art of translation (Boston MA 1989) 173198.
- Barbara Hillers, 'The odyssey of a folktale: Merugud Uilix Meic Leirtis'. Proc Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 12 (1992) 6379.
The edition used in the digital edition
- Merugud Uilix maicc Leirtis. Kuno Meyer (ed), First edition [v + 36 pp.; vxii Introduction; 115 Critical edition of Text; 1629 Translation; 3036 Index Verborum.] David Nutt270 Strand, London (1886)
CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts
The present text represents pages 115 of the volume. All editorial introduction, notes and indexes have been omitted.
Text has been proofread twice.
The electronic text represents the edited text. Text supplied by the editor is tagged sup resp="KM". Expansions to the text are marked ex. There are some discrepancies between line numbering and location of variants. Therefore the encoding of the variants was in some cases tentative.
Quotations are marked q.
The editor's hyphenation has been retained.
div0=the adaptation; paragraphs are marked p; pagebreaks are marked pb n="".
Names are not tagged, nor are terms for cultural and social roles.
Created: By one or more unknown author(s). The earliest extant MS is from AD 1300.
Date range: 1150-1300.
Use of language
Language: [GA] Text is in Middle Irish.
Language: [LA] Some words are in Latin.
Language: [EN] Witness list and annotations are in English.