Excidio sentence example
- The writings of Gildas have come down to us under the title of Gildae Sapientis de excidio Britanniae liber querulus.
- Its chief interest lies in the fact that (together with Dares Phrygius's De excidio Trojae) it was the source from which the Homeric legends were introduced into the romantic literature of the middle ages.
- The earliest reference to Ambrosius is in a tract called De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae, written by a 6th century cleric named Gildas.
- The chief authorities whom Nennius followed were Gildas' De excidio Britonum, Eusebius, the Vita Patricii of Murichu Maccu Machtheni, the Collectanea of Tirechan, the Liber occupationis (an Irish work on the settlement of Ireland), the Liber de sex aetatibus mundi, the chronicle of Prosper of Aquitaine, the Liber beati Germani.