Poeta Saxo

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(9th century)

Anonymous author of a 2,700-line Latin epic on Charlemagne, drawing on Einhard’s Annales (for books 1–4 in hexameters) and Vita Caroli Magni (for book 5 in elegiacs), and focusing on the emperor’s conquest of Saxony.


Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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