Otfrid of Weissenburg
Old German OHTFRID
German monk and poet.
Letter about the Translation of the Gospels:
Otfrid wrote a life of Christ in rhyming German verse
at the request of the noblewoman Judith. This letter
to the Archbishop of Mainz describes the work,
as well the challenges of creating one of the first long
written documents in the Germanic language. Latin original followed
by Marchand translation, 1992.
Return to St Pachomius Library.