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

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 14:49:47 EDT 2009


Doesn't a Latin inscription on goldwork sound more Celtic than Anglo-Saxon?

Jim R

On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 2:22 PM, Horace Jeffery Hodges <
jefferyhodges at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 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"
>
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> And given the martial qualities of the early Anglo-Saxons, this is
> interesting to note:
>
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> 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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James Rovira
Tiffin University
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