By Mechthild Gretsch
The literature of Anglo-Saxon England is exclusive between modern eu literatures in that it incorporates a significant quantity of saints' lives within the vernacular. This learn analyzes crucial writer Aelfric's lives of 5 vital saints within the mild in their cults in Anglo-Saxon England, delivering the reader attention-grabbing glimpses of 'Aelfric at work'. He adapts the cults and rewrites the got Latin hagiography in order that every one in their lives conveys a unique message to the modern political elite in addition to to a lay viewers at huge.
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264–5, and Meyvaert, Bede and Gregory, pp. 1–2. For the possibility that a church, dedicated to St Gregory, existed at Northampton, perhaps as early as the first half of the eighth century, see J. Blair, ‘Palaces or Minsters? Northampton and Cheddar Reconsidered’, ASE 25 (1996), 97–121, at 105. See, for example, Colgrave in Whitby Life, pp. 50–3; for further references to this opinion, cf. Thacker, ‘Memorializing Gregory the Great: the Origin and Transmission of a Papal Cult in the Seventh and Early Eighth Centuries’, p.
Miller I, 64–88. Note that in Miller’s edition the Old English version of the Libellus has been transposed from the end of book III of the Old English Bede, where it occurs in all the manuscripts, to book I, its place in HE. For an attempt to explain the misplacement in the manuscripts, see S. Rowley, ‘Shifting Contexts: Reading Gregory the Great’s Libellus Responsionum in Book III of the Old English Bede’, in Rome and the North, ed. , pp. 83–92. Also note that Gregory’s first letter to the missionaries on their way to England (when, despairing of the difficulty of their task, they intended to call the whole undertaking off) is translated in abbreviated form and indirect speech: cf.
173–9. The Leiden Glossary is ptd by Hessels, A Late Eighth-Century Latin-Anglo-Saxon Glossary. The Gregory batches are ptd Hessels, Late Eighth-Century Glossary, pp. 40–2. , pp. , p. xl (no. xxix). Lists of batches and their sources are also given conveniently in Lapidge, ‘The School of Theodore and Hadrian’, pp. 150–1, and Lapidge, in Biblical Commentaries, ed. Bischoff and Lapidge, pp. 174–5. 27 Ælfric and the Cult of Saints Severus (nos. iii and xliii) and two batches on Athanasius’s Vita S.