[Milton-L] Off Topic . . . But Relevant to English Literature

Horace Jeffery Hodges jefferyhodges at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 24 14:22:42 EDT 2009


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090924/ap_on_re_eu/eu_britain_anglo_saxon_gold
 
 
"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...
 
 
Jeffery Hodges
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