The Poetic Art of Aldhelm (Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England)

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This is the first book-length study of the poetic style of Aldhelm of Malmesbury, "the first English man of letters." Aldhelm is one of the earliest Anglo-Saxons whose writings survive, and the first to attempt to compose Latin metrical verse. Andy Orchard traces the sources and models for his idiosyncratic style and the nature and extent of his influence on later Anglo-Latin verse. The book will not only interest Anglo-Saxonists, but more broadly those interested in the wider fields of Classics, medieval Latin, oral tradition and poetics.

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This is a book-length study of the poetic style of Aldhelm of Malmesbury, 'the first English man of letters' and one of the earliest Anglo-Saxons whose writings survive. Andy Orchard traces the sources and models for Aldhelm's Latin poetry and the nature and extent of his influence on later Anglo-Latin verse.

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"...I found Orchard's arguments persuasive and his lists of lexical localizations impressive....Orchard's statistical tables represent an amazing amount of old-fashioned reading and remembering, very much in keeping with what we know of Aldhelm's and his fellow poets' practices." Modern Philology

"Andy Orchard has written a penetrating, eloquent, and original volume on Aldhelm of Malmesbury's Latin poetry." Scott Gwara, Speculum

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