The Poetic Art of Aldhelm

The Poetic Art of Aldhelm

by Andy Orchard, Orchard Andy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521034574

ISBN-13: 9780521034579

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first book-length study of the poetic style of Aldhelm of Malmesbury, the first English man of letters. Aldhelm is one of the earliest Anglo-Saxons whose writings survive, and the first to attempt to compose Latin metrical verse. Andy Orchard traces the sources and models for his idiosyncratic style and the nature and extent of his influence on later Anglo…  See more details below

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This is the first book-length study of the poetic style of Aldhelm of Malmesbury, the first English man of letters. Aldhelm is one of the earliest Anglo-Saxons whose writings survive, and the first to attempt to compose Latin metrical verse. Andy Orchard traces the sources and models for his idiosyncratic style and the nature and extent of his influence on later Anglo-Latin verse. The book will not only interest Anglo-Saxonists, but more broadly those interested in the wider fields of Classics, medieval Latin, oral tradition and poetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521034579
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England Series, #8
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
Preface
List of short titles and abbreviations
Sigla of scholars cited
1Aldhelm's life and verse1
2Aldhelm and the Anglo-Latin octosyllable19
3Aldhelm's hexameter verse style and its origins73
4Aldhelm's remembered reading in verse126
App. 4.1: Parallel diction in Aldhelm's sources225
5After Aldhelm: the Anglo-Latin legacy239
App. 5.1: Parallel diction in Aldhelm's Anglo-Latin heirs284
App. 5.2: A statistical survey of Anglo-Latin verse293
Bibliography299
Index309

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