Series : The Poets of the Princes

Volume I: Gwaith Meilyr Brydydd a’i Ddisgynyddion    

Author/Editor J. E. Caerwyn Williams, Peredur I. Lynch & R. Geraint Gruffydd
 Published 1994
 ISBN 0708311873
 Publisher Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru
 Price £45.00
 Size 234 x 156mm
 Format Clawr caled/Hardback, xxiv+562

This volume, the first in the Poets of the Princes Series , contains the work of the following poets:

  • ‘Mawl Hywel ap Goronwy’, anonymous, c.1102–5, Deheubarth, poem 1
  • ‘Mawl Cuhelyn Fardd’, anonymous, c.1100–30, Deheubarth, poem 2
  • Meilyr Brydydd, ?1081–1137, Gwynedd, poems 3–5
  • Gwalchmai ap Meilyr, fl. c. 1132–80, Gwynedd, Powys, poems 6–14
  • Elidir Sais, fl. 1195–1246, Gwynedd, poems 15–24
  • Einion ap Gwalchmai (ap Meilyr), fl. c. 1216–23, Gwynedd, poems 25–9
  • Meilyr ap Gwalchmai, fl. 1200, Gwynedd, poems 30–3.

‘The editors are to be commended for bringing together in one large volume the work of these poets who had so much in common. The introductory notes are clear and concise, as are the notes on textual difficulties and linguistic matters. In short, this is a fine work of scholarship for which students of medieval Welsh will be very grateful ...’ ( Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie )