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Saxo Grammaticus -approximately 1204

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Works: 228 works in 890 publications in 10 languages and 4,749 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Drama  Military history  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Honoree, Other, Correspondent, Singer, Performer
Classifications: DL147, 948.901
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Most widely held works by Saxo
The history of the Danes by Saxo( Book )

361 editions published between 1514 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,918 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
Saxo Grammaticus & the life of Hamlet : a translation, history, and commentary by Saxo( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1894 and 1967 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die tragische Geschichte von Hamlet, Prinzen von Daenemark by William Shakespeare( Book )

12 editions published between 1928 and 1972 in German and Multiple languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxonis Grammatici Historiæ danicæ libri XVI by Saxo( Book )

26 editions published between 1634 and 1771 in 4 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danorum Regū heroūq[ue] by Saxo( Book )

25 editions published in 1514 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nordische heldensagen nach Saxo Grammaticus by Saxo( Book )

4 editions published in 1925 in German and Danish and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amlethus by Saxo( Book )

8 editions published between 1947 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die ersten neun Bücher der dänischen Geschichte by Saxo( Book )

13 editions published between 1899 and 1900 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amleth's revenge by Saxo( Book )

4 editions published in 1961 in English and Danish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sakses Danesaga : oversat af by Saxo( Book )

18 editions published between 1908 and 1925 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erläuterungen zu den ersten neun Büchern der Dänischen Geschichte des Saxo Grammaticus by Paul Herrmann( Book )

2 editions published in 1901 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Danes by Saxo( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danmarks riges krønike by Saxo( Book )

10 editions published between 1924 and 1985 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesta Danorum by Saxo( Book )

6 editions published between 1935 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danmarks Krønike by Saxo( Book )

7 editions published between 1818 and 1962 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danmarks Krønike by Saxo( Book )

7 editions published between 1819 and 1962 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danmarks riges krønike by Saxo( Book )

9 editions published between 1924 and 1985 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesta Danorum by Saxo( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in Danish and Latin and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Grammaticus, Saxo 1150-1220

Grammaticus Saxo c. 1150-ante 1219/1220

Runemester, Saxe.

Runemester, Saxe 1150-1220

Sakse

Sakse 1150-1220

Sakse ca.1150-ca.1220

Saksis Gramatiķis

Sakso Gramatiko

Sassone Grammatico

Saxe 1150-1220 Runemester

Saxe Runemester.

Saxe Runemester 1150-1220

Saxe Runemester ca.1150-ca.1220

Saxe Runemester, d. ca 1204

Saxo.

Saxo 1150-1220

Saxo 1150-1220 Danus

Saxo 1150-1220 Langus

Saxo 1150-1220 Longus

Saxo 1150-1220 Sialandicus

Saxo Danus.

Saxo Danus 1150-1220

Saxo, Gramtico

Saxo Gramatyk.

Saxo Grammaticus

Saxo Grammaticus ca.1150-ca.1220

Saxo, Grammaticus, d. ca. 1204

Saxo Grammaticus dnischer Geschichtsschreiber

Saxo Grammaticus Danish historian

Saxo Grammaticus dansk historikar

Saxo Grammaticus dansk historiker

Saxo Grammaticus Deens auteur

Saxo Grammaticus, fl. 1200

Saxo Langus.

Saxo Langus 1150-1220

Saxo Longus.

Saxo Longus 1150-1220

Saxo Sialandicus 1150-1220

Saxon 1150-1220 le grammairien

Saxon le grammairien.

Saxon le grammairien 1150-1220

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 commentary