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The Tain


The Tain Bo Cuailnge, centre-piece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's nearest approach to a great epic. It tells the story of a giant cattle-raid, the invasion of Ulster by the armies of Medb and Ailill, queen and king of Connacht, and their allies, seeking to carry off the great Brown Bull of Cuailnge. The hero of the tale is Cuchulainn, the Hound of Ulster, who single-handedly resists the invasion, whils Ulster's warriors lie sick. Thomas Kinsella's translation is the first attempt to ...

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The Tain
1970, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192810908

2nd edition

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The Tain
1970, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780192125453

2nd Revised edition


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