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Subject: Re: "A Chant of Long Life"
From: Dennis King <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scholars and students of Old Irish <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 10 Jul 2004 08:09:12 -0700
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Messe scríbas:

> (b) would it be accurate to say that pagan Irish/Celtic/European
> heroic culture valued fame as the greatest attainment in life,
> while later christian culture posited afterlife in heaven as the
> main goal

I just came across a Würzburg gloss that concisely expresses
the clerical view of fame, the polar opposite of Cú Chulainn's:

"samaltir in molad dóinde fri laithe ar a gairti mbís"

I'll leave this for one of our colleagues to translate.

Dennis

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