Beowulf: The Oldest English Epic
This new poetic translation brings the earliest extant English poem closer to the modern reader. Kennedy offers a translation in alliterative verse, based on Klaeber's text, of the Old English Beowulf, and provides a brief critical introduction which reviews literary and cultural discussions of the poem.
THE INFLUENCE of Classical EPIC
THE DANISH CourT AND THE RAIDs of GRENDEL
A Glossary of Proper Names
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Aeneid ancient armor avenge barrow battle Beowulf Beowulf spoke bitter blade blood boast Breca brother byrny Christian comrades corselet Danes Danish daring dark death deeds demon dragon Eadgils Eanmund earls earth Ecgtheow epic episode evil Fate father feast feud fight Finn Finnsburg flame folk-tale Freawaru Frisian gave Geats gifts gleaming glory gold Grendel Grettissaga guard hall Healfdene heard Heardred heart Heathobards helmet Hengest Heorot Heoroweard Herebeald Heremod hero heroic Hildeburh Hnaef hoard honor host Hrethel Hrethric Hrothgar Hrothulf Hygd Hygelac Ingeld jewels killed king kinsman land leader legend lord material mead-hall mighty monster narrative noble o'er Old English Onela Ongentheow pagan passage poem poet prince queen ravaging Ravenswood rule savage Scandinavian Scylding shield Sigemund Sinfjötli slain slaughter slew sorrow spirit stalwart strength strife struggle Swedish sword tale thane tradition treasure tribe Unferth Volsungasaga Waegmunding war-gear warrior Weders Weohstan Wiglaf worm wounds wulf youth