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Verse and Virtuosity : The Adaptation of Latin Rhetoric in Old English Poetry, Janie Steen

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Verse and Virtuosity : The Adaptation of Latin Rhetoric in Old English Poetry
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Verse and Virtuosity
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The Adaptation of Latin Rhetoric in Old English Poetry
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Janie Steen
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
While there is little evidence of formal rhetorical instruction in Anglo-Saxon England, traditional Old English poetry clearly shows the influence of Latin rhetoric. Verse and Virtuosity demonstrates how Old English poets imitated and adapted the methods of Latin literature, and, in particular, the works of the Christian Latin authors they had studied at school. It is the first full-length study to look specifically at what Old English poets working in a Latinate milieu attempted to do with the schemes and figures they found in their sources.Janie Steen argues that, far from sterile imitation, the inventiveness of Old English poets coupled with the constraints of vernacular verse produced a vital and markedly different kind of poetry. Highlighting a selection of Old English poetic translations of Latin texts, she considers how the translators responded to the challenge of adaptation, and shows how the most accomplished, such as Cynewulf, absorb Latin rhetoric into their own style and blend the two traditions into verse of great virtuosity. With its wide-ranging discussion of texts and rhetorical figures, this book can serve as an introduction to Old English poetic composition and style. Verse and Virtuosity, will be of considerable interest to Anglo-Saxonists, linguists, and those studying rhetorical traditions
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DE-B1597
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Steen, Janie
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821/.109142
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other
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In English
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PR201
LC item number
.S84 2008eb
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  • English poetry
  • English poetry
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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Verse and Virtuosity : The Adaptation of Latin Rhetoric in Old English Poetry, Janie Steen
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Contents
  • 4. A Dead End? Judgment Day II
  • 5. Through the Looking-Glass: Riddles 35 and 40
  • 6. The Verse and Virtuosity of Cynewulf
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Backmatter
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1. Knowledge of Rhetoric in Anglo-Saxon England
  • 2. The Patterns of Latin and Vernacular Verse
  • 3. The Figure of The Phoenix
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1 online resource
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online
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restricted access
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9781442689572
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.3138/9781442689572
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  • (DE-B1597)465363
  • (OCoLC)944176607
  • (OCoLC)999369623
  • (DE-B1597)9781442689572
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web
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Verse and Virtuosity : The Adaptation of Latin Rhetoric in Old English Poetry, Janie Steen
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. A Dead End? Judgment Day II
  • 5. Through the Looking-Glass: Riddles 35 and 40
  • 6. The Verse and Virtuosity of Cynewulf
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Backmatter
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1. Knowledge of Rhetoric in Anglo-Saxon England
  • 2. The Patterns of Latin and Vernacular Verse
  • 3. The Figure of The Phoenix
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
restricted access
Isbn
9781442689572
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.3138/9781442689572
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)465363
  • (OCoLC)944176607
  • (OCoLC)999369623
  • (DE-B1597)9781442689572
System details
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web
Uri note
http://purl.org/coar/access_right/c_16ec

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