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Raed and Frofer: Christian Poetics in the Old English Froferboc Meters Karmen Lenz

Raed and Frofer: Christian Poetics in the Old English Froferboc Meters

Karmen Lenz

Published August 8th 2012
ISBN : 9789042035539
Paperback
146 pages
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This study is the first concentrated investigation of the Old English Book of Consolation Meters, associated with King Alfreds court. These Alfredian poems, which have long been neglected, recapture poetic ideas from their Latin model, BoethiusMoreThis study is the first concentrated investigation of the Old English Book of Consolation Meters, associated with King Alfreds court. These Alfredian poems, which have long been neglected, recapture poetic ideas from their Latin model, Boethius De Consolatione Philosophiae. This volume examines the Meters as poetic responses to the prose passages of the Froferboc. The poetry provides allusive commentary on the prose as it echoes poetic ideas in Boethius poetry. It is the first study to benefit from the recent edition of the Froferboc, the first printed edition to restore the prosimetrum format presented in the earliest manuscript.