Solonus

Life
Ancient writer and author of Polyhistory who identified Irish as cannibals that ‘first besmear their faces in the blood of them that be slain, and then drink of it.’ Cited in John Brananingan, ‘A particular vice of that People’: Giraldus Cambrensis and the Discourse of English colonialism’, in Irish Studies Review, 6, 2 (1998), pp.121-30, p.122.

 

Works
Polyhistory, That Excellent and Pleasant Worke of Julius Solinus
, trans and ed. Arthur Golding (Thomas Hacket 1590).

[ top ]