The topic I intend to deal with is Gnomic Poetry in Anglo-Saxon, as handed down by the Exeter Book and known as Exeter Gnomics/Gnomes or Maxims I, to be distinguished from the Cotton Collection of Maxims II. Old English gnomic poems belong to the genre of popular/secular wisdom literature and offer an authentic cross-section of Anglo-Saxon society. Anglo-Saxon society was culturally compound, the primitive pagan culture, whose Germanic origin pegged it to rules and regulations of the heroic code, and an imported Christian culture interacted, mingled and penetrated each other. Through Christianity the rich, pagan heritage received the written instrument which enabled it to be recorded and to reach following generations without losing its main features, which eulogized heroic acts, power, strength, generosity and loyalty

Tornaghi, P. (2010). Biblical Echoes in "Exeter Gnomes". In Proceedings of the 12th SLIN Conference. The Language(s) of Religion. A Diachronic Approach.

Biblical Echoes in "Exeter Gnomes"

TORNAGHI, PAOLA
2010

Abstract

The topic I intend to deal with is Gnomic Poetry in Anglo-Saxon, as handed down by the Exeter Book and known as Exeter Gnomics/Gnomes or Maxims I, to be distinguished from the Cotton Collection of Maxims II. Old English gnomic poems belong to the genre of popular/secular wisdom literature and offer an authentic cross-section of Anglo-Saxon society. Anglo-Saxon society was culturally compound, the primitive pagan culture, whose Germanic origin pegged it to rules and regulations of the heroic code, and an imported Christian culture interacted, mingled and penetrated each other. Through Christianity the rich, pagan heritage received the written instrument which enabled it to be recorded and to reach following generations without losing its main features, which eulogized heroic acts, power, strength, generosity and loyalty
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Gnomic poetry, Old English, Bible
English
The Language(s) of Religion. A Diachronic Approach
Tornaghi, P. (2010). Biblical Echoes in "Exeter Gnomes". In Proceedings of the 12th SLIN Conference. The Language(s) of Religion. A Diachronic Approach.
Tornaghi, P
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