McManus (Damian): The bardic poet as teacher, student and critic: a context for the grammatical tracts.
In Unity in diversity (2004), pp. 97–123.
On the training of bardic poets; stresses the role of ‘books’. Incl. discussion of associated terminology, e.g. saothrughadh ‘training’, cúrsa saothruighthe ‘a course of study’, duan dheiridh shaothair ‘composition to secure graduation’, sgagadh ‘straining, sifting’, glanadh ‘cleansing’, gleódh ‘purifying’, breithniughadh ‘judging, examining’, oide ‘teacher’.



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