Old English

Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
2019-20: Fridays, 1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
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November

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Week 9: The Old English verb, background and overview

Please read and study: §§87-95; vocabulary groups 43-49 (Word-Hoard).

Please prepare: Alfred’s Preface to Gregory’s Pastoral Care

Yes, this is the Alfred — the only English king ever honored with the epithet “The Great”. He was a huge promoter of learning, when he wasn’t defending the country in depth against Danish invaders, and was both able and willing to get down into the nitty-gritty of texts and translations.