Random Quote

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then where does evil come from?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
by Epicurus


The following text is based on that of Theodore Mommsen in the Monumenta Germaniae Historia series. I have eschewed the use of capital letters on the grounds that Gildas would not have used them, and I have universally rendered Mommsen’s v as u, as would Gildas.

Some—but not all—of the paragraph divisions have been adapted from Michael Winterbottom’s text and translation (Chichester: Phillimore, 1978).

The broad divisions I have adopted are those suggested by the internal logic of the text but have no manuscript authority. Other divisions are possible.

Progress on typing up the text has not been as rapid as I would like. It all needs to be checked several times, and the details will (eventually) make their way into the metadata stored in the html headers. In the meantime, if there are any errors that really stand out, please let me know.