The Eneados: Gavin Douglas’s Translation of Virgil’s Aeneid
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344 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Series: Scottish Text Society Fifth Series

Imprint: Scottish Text Society

The Eneados: Gavin Douglas's Translation of Virgil's Aeneid

Volume II: Books I-VII

Edited by Priscilla Bawcutt

With Ian Cunningham

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Second volume of a major new edition of Douglas's Eneados, containing a substantially revised and corrected text of Books I-VII plus appendix of textual variants.
Although Virgil's Aeneid was one of the most widely admired works of the European Middle Ages, the first complete translation to appear in any form of English was Gavin Douglas's magisterial verse rendering into Older Scots, completed in 1513, which he called the "Eneados". It included not only the twelve books of Virgil's original, but a thirteenth, added by the Italian humanist scholar Maphaeus Vegius, and lively, original prologues to every book.

This new edition, the first for over sixty years, is based on Cambridge, Trinity College Library MS O.3.12 and presents a substantially revised and corrected version of the previous version's text and variants. Following from the first volume, containing a vastly expanded Introduction and Commentary, Volume II provides the text and variants for Books I-VII; Vol. III will provide the text and variants for Books VIII-XIII.
Preface and Acknowledgements

Prologue I

Book I

Prologue II

Book II

Prologue III

Book III

Prologue IV

Book IV

Prologue V

Book V

Prologue VI

Book VI

Prologue VII

Book VII

VARIANT READINGS
Book I
Book II
Book III
Book IV
Book V
Book VI
Book VII

PRISCILLA BAWCUTT, honorary professor at the University of Liverpool, was one of the most distinguished contemporary scholars of Older Scots. She edited The Poems of William Dunbar for the Association of Scottlish Literary Studies (1997/8), and The Shorter Poems of Gavin Douglas for the Scottish Text Society (revised 2003); she has written very widely and deeply on all aspects of Older Scots literature, includingher foundational study, Gavin Douglas (1976). IAN C. CUNNINGHAM, former Keeper of Manuscripts at the National Library of Scotland, has published extensively on Latin and Older Scots manuscripts, and edited and translated Theophrastus

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October 2021

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Title Details

344 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Series: Scottish Text Society Fifth Series

Imprint: Scottish Text Society