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Saxo Grammaticus -approximately 1204

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Works: 454 works in 1,424 publications in 13 languages and 9,432 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Folklore  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Drama  Military history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Legends 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: DL147, 948.901
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Saxo Grammaticus & the life of Hamlet : a translation, history, and commentary by Saxo( Book )

331 editions published between 1502 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 2,234 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 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 423 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 410 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 )

36 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danmarks krønike by Saxo( Book )

99 editions published between 1818 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1928 and 1972 in German and Multiple languages and held by 153 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 )

8 editions published between 1887 and 1972 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Amleth, Prince of Denmark by Saxo( Book )

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

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

34 editions published between 1899 and 1981 in Danish and German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1928 and 1932 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxonis Grammatici Historiæ danicæ libri XVI by Saxo( Book )

28 editions published between 1634 and 2016 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal deceit( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 78 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 )

6 editions published in 1925 in German and Danish and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dänische Heldensagen nach Saxo Grammaticus by Paul Herrmann( Book )

2 editions published in 1925 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amleth's revenge by Saxo( Book )

4 editions published in 1961 in English and Danish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den danske krønike by Saxo( Book )

12 editions published between 1845 and 2000 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hasty sketch of the origin, nature, and progress, of the British constitution by Saxo( Book )

5 editions published in 1817 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxo Grammaticus : a medieval author between Norse and Latin culture by Saxo( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Danish history : books 1-9 by Saxo( Book )

6 editions published between 1894 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents "The Danish History, Books I-IX," written by Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus (c.1150-after 1215) and provided as part of the Online Medieval and Classical Library resource of the University of California at Berkeley. Includes a selected bibliography
 
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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 S.

Runemester, Saxe

Runemester, Saxe 1150-1220

Saksas Gramatikas

Sakse

Sakse 1150-1220

Sakse ca.1150-ca.1220

Saksis Gramatiķis

Sakso Gramatiko

Sassone Grammatico

Saxe 1150-1220 Runemester

Saxe Runemester

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, Gramático

Saxo Gramatyk

Saxo Grammaticus

Saxo Grammaticus ca.1150-ca.1220

Saxo, Grammaticus, d. ca. 1204

Saxo Grammaticus dänischer Geschichtsschreiber

Saxo Grammaticus Danish historian

Saxo Grammaticus dansk historikar

Saxo Grammaticus dansk historiker

Saxo Grammaticus Deens auteur

Saxo Grammaticus, fl. 1200

Saxo Grammaticus storico medievale danese

Saxo Grammaticus ок.1150-ок.1220

Saxo Langus

Saxo Longus

Saxon 1150-1220 le grammairien

Saxon le grammairien

Saxon, le grammarien, -approximately 1204

Saxon le grammarien, d. ca 1204

Саксо Граматик

Саксон Граматик

Саксон Граматык

Саксон Грамматик

Սաքսոն Գրամատիկուս

סקסו גרמטיקוס

ساكسو غراماتيكوس

ساکسو گراماتیکوس تاریخ‌نگار دانمارکی

საქსონ გრამატიკოსი

삭소 그라마티쿠스

サクソ

サクソ・グラマティクス

萨克索·格拉玛提库斯

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