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Saxo Grammaticus

[sak-soh gruh-mat-i-kuh s] /ˈsæk soʊ grəˈmæt ɪ kəs/
noun
1.
c1150–1206? Danish historian and poet.
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  • Although Saxo Grammaticus has provided some even earlier kings.

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers
  • Saxo Grammaticus, another old cosmographer, also mentions this tree.

    Myth-Land F. Edward Hulme
  • Balder's story is told in a professedly historical form by the old Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus in his third book.

    Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I. Sir James George Frazer
  • He published an excellent translation of Saxo Grammaticus in 1575.

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

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

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers
  • A study of this subject would be incomplete without some reference to the mythology of Saxo Grammaticus.

    The Edda, Vol. 1 Winifred Faraday
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Saxo Grammaticus

/ˈsæksəʊ ɡrəˈmætɪkəs/
noun
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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