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

Horace Jeffery Hodges jefferyhodges at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 25 16:28:01 EDT 2009


http://www.heorot.dk/beo-intro-rede.html
 
 
They stood by him     goblets and beakers,
lay plates    and precious swords,
eaten through by rust,    as if they had in the embrace of the earth
a thousand winters    remained there; (Beowulf 3047-50)
 

Thanks, Michael.
 
 
Jeffery Hodges
 

--- On Fri, 9/25/09, Michael Gillum <mgillum at unca.edu> wrote:


From: Michael Gillum <mgillum at unca.edu>
Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Off Topic . . . But Relevant to English Literature
To: "John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
Date: Friday, September 25, 2009, 2:18 PM



Him big stodan         bunan ond orcas, 
discas lagon         ond dyre swyrd, 
omige, þurhetone,         swa hie wið eorðan fæðm 

3050
þusend wintra         þær eardodon. 




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"
 
 
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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