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Download PDF  The Origins of Beowulf From Vergil to Wiglaf Author Richard North – serv3.3pub.co.uk ❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ The Origins of Beowulf From Vergil to Wiglaf Author Richard North – Serv3.3pub.co.uk This book suggests that the Old English epic Beowulf was composed in the winter of 826 7 as a reuiem for King Beornwulf of Mercia on behalf of Wiglaf the ealdorman who succeeded him The place of compo This of Beowulf From Vergil Kindle - book suggests that the Old English of Beowulf Kindle Ò epic Beowulf was composed in the winter of as a reuiem for King Beornwulf of Mercia on behalf of Wiglaf the ealdorman who succeeded him The place of composition is given as the minster of Breedon on the Hill in Leicestershire and the poet is named as the abbot EanmundAs well as pinpointing The Origins PDF \ the poem's place Origins of Beowulf From Vergil PDF \ and date of composition Richard North raises some old uestions relating to the poet's influences from Vergil and from living Danes Norse analogues are discussed in order to identify how the poet changed his heroic sources while three episodes from Beowulf are shown to be reworked from passages in Vergil's Aeneid One chapter assesses how the poem's Latin sources might Origins of Beowulf Kindle Õ correspond with what is known of Breedon's now lost library while another seeks to explain Danish mythology in Beowulf by arguing that Breedon hosted a meeting with Danish Vikings in This fascinating and challenging new study combines careful detective work with meticulous literary analysis to form a case that no future investigation will be able to ignore.


2 thoughts on “The Origins of Beowulf From Vergil to Wiglaf

  1. Jeremy Jeremy says:

    This book suggests that Beowulf was composed in the winter of 826–7 by Eanmund abbot of the minster of Breedon on the Hill in north west Leicestershire not only as a reuiem for King Beornwulf of Mercia who was killed in battle earlier that year but also as a work of recommendation for Wiglaf an alderman who was plotting to succeed him viiOne of my friends Perry Harrison described this book as the kind of book that you can write at the end of your career when you're allowed to just speculate wildly It may be the best evidence less guess regarding the author of Beowulf


  2. Neil Neil says:

    An enjoyable book Enjoyed the initial comparisons with Virgil and his advocacy that the study of Norse parallels to Beowulf should be given serious study again Wasn't too convinced by his theories on the origin of the poem though still it was an interesting book and worth a look


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