[Milton-L] Off Topic . . . But Relevant to English Literature
Horace Jeffery Hodges
jefferyhodges at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 24 14:22:42 EDT 2009
"Largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure found in UK"
And given the martial qualities of the early Anglo-Saxons, this is interesting to note:
One of the most intriguing objects in hoard is a small strip of gold inscribed with a warlike Latin quotation from the Old Testament, which translates as: "Rise up, O Lord, and may thy enemies be dispersed and those who hate thee be driven from thy face."
Beowulf would have appreciated such a sentiment in his battles with the Grendels and the dragon...
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