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Some highlights of Saxo Grammaticus's "Amleth, Prince of Denmark":
- Uncanny telepathic communication with friends who warn of treachery
- People riding horses backwards
- The cutting up of a dead body and throwing it into the sewer for pigs to eat
- Questionable royal ancestry
- Badass lines like "not idly do I wear the mask of folly" and "the messenger of his death was likewise its author"
- An army of the dead
- Somehow more death than Shakespeare's version

I thoroughly enjoyed the story of "Amleth, Prince of Denmark," the story that is widely viewed as one of the sources of inspiration for Shakespeare's Hamlet. Naturally, it's quite a different story than the more well-known stage version we are familiar with today, but there were of course striking parallels as I was reading. In Saxo Grammaticus's version of the story, Amleth does not die alongside his uncle but goes on to marry (two women at the same time; player) and get involved in battles, before finally succumbing later. I liked this tale quite a lot because of both its straightforward telling, predictable to this type of saga, and because of its creativity and suspense. I didn't find myself too held back by my understanding of the Shakespeare play to enjoy this version. Plus there was an epic speech that Amleth gives to the assembly, presumably the governing body of the country, that I wish I were skilled enough to memorize, because it blew me away and I would recite it everywhere.


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Ebook Amleth, Prince of Denmark From the Gesta Danorum of Saxo Grammaticus read Online! Saxo Grammaticus (c. 1150-1220) also known as Saxo cognomine Longus was a Danish historian, thought to have been a secular clerk or secretary to Absalon, Archbishop of Lund, foremost advisor to Valdemar I of Denmark. He is the author of the Gesta Danorum, the first full history of Denmark.


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