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50 BC
Romans founded England
122 AD
Emperor Hadrian built a wall in defense
410 AD
Romans left
450 AD
Anglo-Saxon period began, lots of people moving to England, roads built, farm land
450 AD
Anglo-Saxon period began, lots of people moving to England, roads built, farm land
597 AD
St. Augustine , converts England to Christianity
731 AD
Bede wrote the Ecclestrial History
871-899 AD
Reign of King Alfred the Great, promoted literacy, encouraged unerlings to read, Alfred put all his stuff in the anglo-saxon CHronicle
1066 AD
Battle of Hastings
alliteration
all the words begin with the same sound or letter
alliteration
all the words begin with the same sound or letter
caesura
the gap at the end of each line
scop
anglo-saxon word for storyteller
kennings
two nouns linked together
wergild
compensation to the family of a deceased thane, payed by the killer
wittan
The King's council (usually old warriors)
wyrd
fate, density
Heort
hall of the hart
thanes
the highest warriors
commitatus
-latin for loyalty
hubris
greek for "what goes around comes around", more or less, dont defy the Gods
in medias res
in the midst of things
deus ex machina
god from the machine
boon
a favor, to talk with you
elogy
sad, mournful poem about loss
Beowulf
Geatish hero, fought Grendel, Grendel's mother, dragon
King Hrothgar
king of the danes, grendel attacks his land
Grendel
eats a dane (king hrothgar's men), in the mead hall, Heorot. while they were sleeping.
Grendel's mother
Grendel's mom, defeated by Beowulf
Unferth
danish warrior, gives Beowulf a sword, Hrunting
Hrunting
the sword given to Beowulf by Unferth, its supposed to be a good sword, but it breaks when he fights the dragon
Hygelac
king of the geats, beowulf's uncle
Wiglaf
helps Beowulf fight the dragon
Breca
Beowulf's childhood friend, they swam together
Scyld, son of Sceaf
founder of the Danish line of Kings, the Scyldings
Hygelac
king of the Geats, married to Hygd
Ecgtheow
Beowulf's father, is actually dead