Acallam Bec

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Acallam Bec or Agallamh Bheag ("The Little Colloquy") is the title of a medieval Irish compilation of fianaigecht tales, preserved in the fifteenth-century Book of Lismore and the Reeves manuscript. It is closely related to the Acallam na Senórach ("The Colloquy of the Elders"), of which it is sometimes considered to be a later recension.[1] It differs from it in making Oisín rather than Caílte the principal character. Douglas Hyde has suggested that the text may preserve the lost beginning of Acallam na Senórach.[2]


  1. ^ Murphy, The Ossianic Lore and Romantic Tales of Medieval Ireland. p. 26.
  2. ^ Hyde, "The Reeves Manuscript of the Agallamh na Senorach."

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