• Calendar

    Christmas Round Up

    I started Scéla (this blog) in 2002. I’ve had at least one Christmas-related post almost every year since then. Here they all are: Christmas Eve, 2004 I posted the Christmas story in Old English from Matthew 2, c. 995, taken from Joseph Bosworth, The Gothic and Anglo-Saxon Gospels in Parallel Columns. Christmas 2004, I posted “Ryse, hyrd-men heynd” from the Second Shepherd’s Play/ Secunda Pastorum by the Wakefield Master. Christmas 2006 I posted Luke 2:1 in Gothic. Christmas Eve 2007 I posted an English version of a Flemish carol about “The Angel Gabriel”. Christmas Eve 2008 I posted Luke 1:26–2:24. On Christmas Eve of 2009 I posted another in a series of…

  • Celtic Studies Books,  Medieval manuscripts,  Resource

    The Book of Aneirin Digitized and Online

    The 13th Century Book of Aneirin has been completely digitized and placed online. This is one of the four major Welsh mss. mostly known because it contains the text of Y Goddodin, an epic poem retelling the historic battle of Catraeth wherein 300 Men from Manaw Gododdin, near Edinburgh, fought the Saxons at Catraeth (modern day Catterick, North Yorkshire) around the year 600AD. Only three of the Britons survived the battle, one of whom, the poet Aneirin, commemorates the fallen. This is the last of the Four Ancient Books of Wales to be digitized and made publicly available. The other three books are: The Black Book of Carmarthen The Book of Taliesin The Red Book…