I read a sentence in the introductory pages of "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare which was:
The eponymous character himself is a renaissance scholar-prince---clever, melancholic and introspective.
I think that the sentence means that Hamlet was a prince who was a scholar as well and was born in the period of Renaissance, in 14th-15th centuries. But, according to Wikipedia, the story of Shakespeare's Hamlet was derived from the legend of Amleth, preserved by 13th-century chronicler Saxo Grammaticus in his Gesta Danorum. So I want to ask am I construing the sentence right?