Latin literature in Britain


Latin literature in Britain

Latin literature in Britain is literature from Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) originally written in Latin. A great deal of interest is invested in the literature of Britain in Germanic or Celtic languages, but explicit references to literature in Latin are scattered and rare. Literary production in Latin from Britain is very rich, yet it is hard to find a good description of the whole picture. This page starts as a work in progress area to cover that need.

Medieval literature

Gildas (Gildas, c. 494/516 – c. 570).

Beda (Bede, c. 672/67325 May 735), "Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum"

Flaccus Albinus Alcuinus (Alcuin [or Ealhwine] of York, c. 735 – 19 May 804)

Nennius (fl. 9th century)

Ordericus Vitalis (Orderic Vitalis, 1075 – c. 1142)

Wilhelmus of Malmesbury (William of Malmesbury, c. 1080/1095 – c. 1143)

Galfredus Monumetensis (Geoffrey of Monmouth, c. 1100 – c. 1155), "Historia Regum Britanniæ"

Giraldus Cambrensis (Gerald of Wales, 1146 - 1243)

Rogerus Bacon (Roger Bacon, c. 12141294)

Johannes Duns Scotus (c. 12668 November 1308)

Wilhelmus Occam (William of Ockham, c. 1288 – c. 1348)

Renaissance literature

Johannes Gower (John Gower, c. 1330 – October 1408), "Vox Clamantis"

Thomas Morus (Thomas More, 7 February 14786 July 1535), "Utopia"

Modern literature

Franciscus Baconus (Francis Bacon, 22 January 15619 April 1626), "Novum Organum"

Thomas Hobbesius (Thomas Hobbes, 5 April 15884 December 1679)

Johannes Milton (John Milton, 9 December 16088 November 1674), "Defensio pro Populo Anglicano", "De Doctrina Christiana"

Isaac Newton 4 January 164331 March 1727, "Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica"

ee also

*British literature
*Latin literature


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