Saxo Grammaticus

[ sak-soh gruh-mat-i-kuhs ]

  1. c1150–1206?, Danish historian and poet.

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How to use Saxo Grammaticus in a sentence

  • In the luxuriant beech-woods which surround the lake, Saxo Grammaticus, the first historian of Denmark, was wont to wander.

    Denmark | M. Pearson Thomson
  • A study of this subject would be incomplete without some reference to the mythology of Saxo Grammaticus.

    The Edda, Vol. 1 | Winifred Faraday
  • Saxo Grammaticus, another old cosmographer, also mentions this tree.

    Myth-Land | F. Edward Hulme
  • He published an excellent translation of Saxo Grammaticus in 1575.

  • Saxo Grammaticus, ecclesiastic as he was, has left us several accounts of cremations.

    Beowulf | R. W. Chambers

British Dictionary definitions for Saxo Grammaticus

Saxo Grammaticus

/ (ˈsæksəʊ ɡrəˈmætɪkəs) /

  1. ?1150–?1220, Danish chronicler, noted for his Gesta Danorum, a history of Denmark down to 1185, written in Latin, which is partly historical and partly mythological, and contains the Hamlet (Amleth) legend

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