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By Stephen J. Harris

ISBN-10: 194042593X

ISBN-13: 9781940425931

Bede and Aethelthryth asks why Christians in Britain round the yr seven-hundred loved Latin poetry. What did they see in it? What did they get from it? This e-book makes an attempt to reconstruct the horizon of expectation of a hugely discovered, Latin-speaking nun as she encounters a fifty-line poem by means of the Venerable Bede, the Hymn to Aethelthryth

The reconstruction is hypothetical and derived from grammatical manuals, realized commentaries from the early medieval interval (especially Servius’s statement on Virgil), and a large choice of aesthetic observations through classical and medieval readers. the 1st 4 chapters describe easy expectancies of a reader of Christian Latin poetry. The 5th bankruptcy locations the Hymn in its context within Bede’s Ecclesiastical History. a couple of pages after Bede documents his hymn, Caedmon will recite his personal hymn below the watchful eye of Whitby’s Abbess Hild, who used to be a chum of Aethelthryth. 

Both hymns are makes an attempt to reform the lyric traditions of pagan Rome and pagan Anglo-Saxon England within the gentle of Christian instructing. The final 3 chapters comprise a line-by-line statement on Bede’s alphabetic, epanaleptic elegy.

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