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The oldest English epic

Beowulf, Finnsburg, Waldere, Deor, Widsith, and the German Hildebrand

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Published by Macmillan in New York .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical footnotes and index.

Other titlesFight at Finnesburg (Anglo-Saxon poem), Waldere (Anglo-Saxon poem), Deor (Anglo-Saxon poem), Widsi©ʻ., Hildebrandslied.
StatementTr. in the original metres, with introductions and notes by Francis B. Gummere.
ContributionsGummere, Francis Barton, 1855-1919.
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 203 p. ;
Number of Pages203
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14150844M
LC Control Number09010486

Answer: B: Beowulf Explanation: Beowulf is considered the oldest English epic, also the longest of known poems in Old English and the first major recorded poem in a european vernacular language. It was written years before the time of William the Conqueror (around AD). The Canterbury Tales is a Satire, The Wanderer is an Elegy, and Widsith is a traveller's . KEMP MALONE Johns Hopkins University Beowdf: the Oldest English Epic. Translated into Alliterative Verse by CHARLES KENNEDY, W. Murray Professor of English Literature in Princeton University, New York: Oxford University Press, Pp. lxv+ $ Professor Kennedy is a skillful and indefatigable translator of Old English verse. A generation ago when the reviewer .

It is the oldest surviving epic poem in Old English. In order to be considered an epic poem, it has to be lengthy and usually detail heroic people or deeds. Asked in Definitions, . Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Oldest English Epic: Beowulf, Finnsburg, Waldere, Deor, Widsith and the German Hildebrand (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!

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The subtitle of "The Oldest English Epic" wasn't exactly in line with Tolkien's approach; but it is hard to imagine even Oxford University Press agreeing to "An Old English Heroic-Elegiac Poem." The introduction covers the usual ground; historical and supernatural elements, the use of digressions to highlight themes of honor, valor, and treachery/5(6).

Beowulf is an Old English epic poem consisting of 3, alliterative lines. It is one of the most important works of Old English literature. The date of composition is a matter of contention among scholars; the only certain dating pertains to the manuscript, /5.

Read this book on Questia. The Old English Beowulf holds a unique place as the oldest epic narrative in any modern European tongue. Of unknown authorship, and dating in all probability from the early eighth century, the poem gives brilliant presentment of the spirit and embodiment of the heroic tradition.

This new poetic translation brings the earliest extant English poem closer to the modern reader. Kennedy offers a translation in alliterative verse, based on Klaeber's text, of the Old English Beowulf, and provides a brief critical introduction which reviews literary and 5/5(1). It uses the four-beat alliterative measure without attempting to reproduce the conventional Old English half-line.

Consonance and assonance have also been freely used to retain the stylistic feeling The oldest English epic book the original while keeping the language readable and contemporary.

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The story is an epic romance which portrays the heroes of Greek mythology as chivalric figures.”. The Epic of Gilgamesh started out as a series of Sumerian poems and tales dating back to B.C., but the most complete version was written around the 12th century B.C. by the Babylonians.

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All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. The dust jacket is missing.

The Oldest English Epic/Chapter 1. From Wikisource. Beowulf has eaten 1,5 months of my life and I not only read it but also got full of Anglo-Saxon culture. Beowulf is an epic about a dedicated warrior.

With this feature it can seem to be interesting for boys, generally. However, no. It's not that simple. Wars, challenges, battles aren't enough to show an interest to this book/5. Before the spread of writing, oral literature did not always survive well, though some texts and fragments have persisted.

August Nitschke [ de] sees some fairy tales as literary survivals dating back to Ice Age and Stone Age narrators. 1 List of ancient texts. Classical Antiquity. Late Antiquity. List of ancient texts. The Oldest English Epic by Francis Barton Gummere,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

The Oldest English Epic: Francis Barton Gummere: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The Oldest English Epic () by Unknown, translated by Francis Barton Gummere (–) ***** Beowulf is an Old English epic poem consisting of 3, alliterative lines.

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Find items in libraries near you. Advanced Search Find a Library. The Mahabharata could very well be older than the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh, but conventional scholars date the Mahabharata to later than BC, because it is believed to be a tale of the Indo-Iranian speaking Aryans who supposedly invaded nor.

The oldest English epic, Beowulf, although composed twelve centuries ago, uses many of the same ideals and values that exist in modern life and modern literature.

These attributes are still important, but they do not occupy every aspect of life as in Anglo- Saxon England. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

Tao-te-ching (Taoism book of philosophy) was mainly written by Lao-Tse, who is believed by many to be the founder of Taoism. Bahagavad Gita (Indian Hindu epic poem) between BC - AD. The Old Testament, of Hebrew origin, is the sacred scripture of Judaism and is the first portion of the Christian Bible.The leading digital library for kids offering unlimited access to 40, of the best children’s books of all time.

Sign up for a free 30 day trial to instantly access high-quality online books for kids, ebooks, audio books, quizzes, videos, and more.THE Old English Beowulf holds a unique place as the oldest epic narrative in any modern European tongue.

Of unknown authorship, and dating in all probability from the early eighth century, the poem gives brilliant presentment of the spirit and embodiment of the heroic tradition.