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Saxo Grammaticus -approximately 1204

Overview
Works: 212 works in 759 publications in 10 languages and 8,154 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Folklore  Drama  Military history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other
Classifications: DL147, 948.901
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Most widely held works by Saxo
The history of the Danes by Saxo( Book )

44 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxo Grammaticus & the life of Hamlet : a translation, history, and commentary by Saxo( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sources of Hamlet; with an essay on the legend by Israel Gollancz( Book )

8 editions published between 1926 and 1967 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of essays, the author theorizes on the Icelandic, Nordic, and Celtic sources for Shakespeare's play, Hamlet. Includes both the Latin version (1514) and the 1894 English translation of Hamlet from the Historia Danica of Saxo Grammaticus and the French with English translation of F. De Bel-leforest's Le cinqviesme tome des histories tragives (1582), The historie of Hamblet (1608), which the author feels are the two most significant sources for the bard
The nine books of the Danish history of Saxo Grammaticus by Saxo( Book )

22 editions published between 1905 and 1907 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first nine books of the Danish history of Saxo Grammaticus by Saxo( Book )

22 editions published between 1894 and 1967 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxonis Grammatici Gesta Danorvm by Saxo( Book )

44 editions published between 1534 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danorum regum heroumque historia : books x-xvi : the text of the first edition with translation and commentary in three volumes by Saxo( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxonis Gesta danorum by Saxo( Book )

33 editions published in 1931 in 4 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die tragische Geschichte von Hamlet Prinzen von Dænemark : in deutscher Sprache by William Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published between 1928 and 1972 in German and Multiple languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legend of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, as found in the works of Saxo Grammaticus and other writers of the twelfth century by George P Hansen( Book )

7 editions published between 1887 and 1972 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesta Danorum = The History of the Danes by Saxo( Book )

9 editions published between 1886 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxo was probably a canon of Lund Cathedral, at that period a Danish cathedral, and lived at the end of the twelfth century. He was in the service of Archbishop Absalon, who encouraged him to write a history of his own country from the beginnings up to his own time, with a strong Christian bias. Starting with the myths and heroic tales of primitive Scandinavia, he devoted the first nine of his sixteen books to legendary material before dealing with the first kings of the Viking age and finished in 1285, after relating the earlier exploits of King Cnut Valdemarsson. The activities of the Danish kings were intimately bound up with the monarchies of Norway and Sweden; Cnut the Great, one of Saxo's heroes, whose empire stretched as far as Britain and Iceland, was ruler of both these countries. In the last books Saxo took particular concern to describe the campaigns of Valdemar the Great and his warrior archbishop, Absalon, against the Wends of North Germany. The work is a prosimetrum, that is, in six of the first nine books he inserts poems, which are intended to parallel specimens of old Danish heroic poetry in Latin metres. Saxo's Latin prose style is often complex, based as it is on models like Valerius Maximus and Martianus Capella, but he is a lively and compelling story-teller, often displaying a rather sly sense of humour, and an interest in the supernatural. He is the first author to give a full account of Hamlet, whose adventures he relates at some length, the elements of which in a great many respects correspond surprisingly closely with the characters and incidents of Shakespeare's play. Volume I of Saxo Grammaticus contains an introduction from the editor, and the first ten books of Saxo's work
The history of Amleth, Prince of Denmark by Saxo( Book )

7 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The swords of the vikings, stories from the works of Saxo Grammaticus by Saxo( Book )

9 editions published between 1928 and 1932 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Geste des danois = Gesta danorum by Saxo( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den danske krønike by Saxo( Book )

30 editions published between 1575 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal deceit( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young prince, after discovering that his father has been murdered, vows to avenge the death and regain the crown. Plotting his revenge, he cleverly bides his time ... waiting and watching -- and hoping -- for the precise moment to execute the deadly plan!"--Container
Nordische heldensagen nach Saxo Grammaticus by Saxo( Book )

5 editions published in 1925 in German and Danish and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Danish History, Books I-Ix by Saxo( Book )

3 editions published between 1894 and 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The nine books of the Danish history by Saxo( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Saxo Grammaticus & the life of Hamlet : a translation, history, and commentary
Alternative Names
Grammaticus, Saxo.

Runemester, Saxe.

Sakse

Sassone Grammatico

Saxe Runemester.

Saxe Runemester d. ca 1204

Saxo.

Saxo d. ca. 1204 Grammaticus

Saxo Danus.

Saxo Gramático

Saxo Gramatyk.

Saxo Grammaticus

Saxo, Grammaticus, d. ca. 1204

Saxo Grammaticus fl. 1200

Saxo Langus.

Saxo Longus.

Saxon -approximately 1204 le grammarien

Saxon d. ca. 1204 le grammarien

Saxon le grammairien.

Saxon, le grammarien, -approximately 1204

Saxon le grammarien, d. ca 1204

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Saxo Grammaticus & the life of Hamlet : a translation, history, and commentaryDanish medieval history & Saxo Grammaticus : a symposium held in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the University of CopenhagenSaxo and the Baltic Region : a symposium