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

Matthew Stallard stallard at ohio.edu
Fri Sep 25 21:45:31 EDT 2009

Early. There is a significant Latin influence upon A/S even before the 
migration to England. "Continental word" as opposed to the "insular word" 
borrowings that occurred after the migration.


Matthew Stallard, PhD
Ohio University
305 Ellis Hall
Athens, OH 45701
stallard at ohio.edu

--On Thursday, September 24, 2009 7:26 PM -0400 James Rovira 
<jamesrovira at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm not a Medievalist, but late 7th century goldwork with Latin
> inscriptions sounds to me more like something an A/S stole from a Celt
> than Anglo/Saxon work itself, yes.  I don't recall offhand how early the
> A/S started using Latin.
> Jim R
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 6:22 PM, John Leonard <jleonard at uwo.ca> wrote:
> The report linked below includes the significant detail that some of the
> objects are spoil taken in battle from the Mercians' enemies.  So some of
> it might be Celtic in origin.  But that does not mean that the hoard
> itself is not Anglo Saxon.

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