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Saxo Grammaticus -approximately 1204

Overview
Works: 312 works in 963 publications in 8 languages and 9,138 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends  Military history 
Roles: Author, Originator, Other
Classifications: DL147, 948.901
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Most widely held works by Saxo
The nine books of the Danish history by Saxo( )

in English and held by 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Danes, books I-IX by Saxo( )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1905 and 1911 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Danes by Saxo( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1894 and 2017 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1894 and 2000 in English and French and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sources of Hamlet: by Israel Gollancz( Book )

2 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxonis Grammatici Gesta Danorvm by Saxo( Book )

15 editions published in 1886 in 3 languages and held by 163 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 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke by William Shakespeare( Book )

10 editions published between 1924 and 1972 in German and English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1926 and 1967 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 123 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 )

8 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 117 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 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxonis Gesta danorum by Saxo( Book )

4 editions published in 1931 in Latin and English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danmarks krønike by Saxo Grammaticus( Book )

21 editions published between 1855 and 1994 in Danish and English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal deceit( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 81 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
Die ersten neun Bücher der dänischen Geschichte by Saxo( Book )

15 editions published between 1899 and 1900 in German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Saxo Grammaticus & the life of Hamlet : a translation, history, and commentary
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Saxo Grammaticus & the life of Hamlet : a translation, history, and commentarySaxo and the Baltic Region : a symposiumDanish medieval history & Saxo Grammaticus : a symposium held in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the University of Copenhagen
Alternative Names
Saxe Runemester, d. ca 1204

Saxo, Gramático

Saxo Grammaticus

Saxo, Grammaticus, d. approximately 1204

Saxo, Grammaticus, d. ca. 1204

Saxo Grammaticus, fl. 1200

Saxon, le grammarien, -approximately 1204

Saxon, le grammarien, d. ca. 1204

Languages
English (151)

Danish (41)

German (36)

Latin (15)

Russian (4)

Swedish (3)

French (1)

Italian (1)