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Published by University Press of America in Lanham, Md .
Written in English


  • Judith (Jewish heroine) -- Poetry.,
  • Bible. O.T. -- History of Biblical events -- Poetry.,
  • English poetry -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Modernized versions.,
  • Epic poetry, English (Old),
  • Monsters -- Poetry.,
  • Dragons -- Poetry.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 8-9).

Other titlesJudith (Anglo Saxon poem). English & English (Old English)
Statement[translated and edited by] Richard M. Trask.
ContributionsTrask, Richard M.
LC ClassificationsPR1583 .T73 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination240 p. ;
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL678421M
ISBN 100761808256
LC Control Number97024783

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Beowulf and Judith book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(9). The two great epic-theme poems Beowulf and Judith, paired in the Beowulf Manuscript preserved in the British Museum, are here presented in a translation with a unique fidelity that restores the true Anglo-Saxon rhythmical line of five subtypes of four beat stress adhering scrupulously to the alliterative strictures of Anglo-Saxon verse and exploiting its epithetical by: 1. Judith. Old English poem fragment. The line poetic fragment Judith, which is found in the same manuscript as the Old English heroic poem Beowulf, is an adaptation of . Found in the same manuscript as Beowulf, the start of the poem is missing, but the beginning we have entails the Israelite Judith of Bethulia's plea to God to give her strength (we can assume strength for carrying out her plan of defeating the Assyrians). The Assyrians were plundering the city of Bethulia and murdering Israelites (the direct.

Lines – Lines – Lines – Lines – See a complete list of the characters in Beowulf and in-depth analyses of Beowulf, Grendel, Hrothgar, Unferth, Wiglaf, Grendel’s Mother, and The Dragon. Grendel’s Mother. Here's where you'll find analysis about the book as a whole, from the major themes and ideas to. The Old English poem Judith describes the beheading of Assyrian general Holofernes by Israelite Judith of is found in the same manuscript as the heroic poem Beowulf, the Nowell Codex (London, British Library, Cotton MS Vitellius A. XV), dated ca. The Old English poem is one of many retellings of the Holofernes–Judith tale as it was found in the Book of . when Judith, wise in her thought, a woman elf-brilliant, first sought him. () Then they went to sit down to the feast, proud at the wine-drinking, all his woeful companions, bold byrnied warriors. There were deep bowls. frequently borne along the benches, likewise cups and pitchers. filled for the floor-sitters—they received them, doomed. Judith is an Old English poem written by an anonymous author. This is possibly the same author who wrote the epic poem Beowulf as it appears in the same manuscript as this poem. This poem is based on the Book of Judith, which is present within .

The Beowulf manuscript (British Library) contains Beowulf, Judith, and three prose tracts; the Exeter Book (Exeter Cathedral) is a miscellaneous gathering of lyrics, riddles, didactic poems, and religious narratives; the Junius Manuscript (Bodleian Library, Oxford)—also called the Caedmon Manuscript, even though its. Read More. Beowulf and Judith Hardcover – Octo by Elliot Van Kirk Dobbie (Editor) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Hardcover $ 18 Format: Hardcover.   In both poems, Beowulf and Judith show great signs of bravery to the reader and their people. Disparities also come out between the characters Beowulf and Judith. Beowulf is a male warrior, while Judith is a female warrior. Beowulf accepts rewards for all his victories. These rewards include celebrations, praise, status, and expensive gifts/5(39). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Beowulf. Beowulf, and Judith. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book.