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The Poetic Art of Aldhelm
     

The Poetic Art of Aldhelm

by Simon Keynes, Orchard Andy, Andy Orchard
 

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

Overview

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; 1. Aldhelm's life and verse; 2. Aldhelm and the Anglo-Latin octosyllable; 3. Aldhelm's hexameter verse style and its origins; 4. Aldhelm's remembered reading in verse; Appendix 4.1: Parallel diction in Aldhelm's sources; 5. After Aldhelm: the Anglo-Latin legacy; Appendix 5.1: Parallel diction in Aldhelm's Anglo-Latin heirs; Appendix 5.2: a statistical survey of Anglo-Latin verse; Bibliography; Index.

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