McManus (Damian): Good-looking and irresistible: the hero from early Irish saga to classical poetry.
In Ériu 59 (2009), pp. 57–109.
Discusses the role of male physical beauty in Irish literature, arguing that the elements and themes in the set description of the patron in classical verse derive from the duinedíglaim, or ‘personal profile’, of kings and heroes in early narrative literature.



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