He argues that AElfric
developed a "central trope" of spiritual fulfillment as an ethos that could "function as a new dominant cultural norm" (196).
52) But as AElfric
himself continues, Edmund was martyred 'swa swa Sebastianus waes' ('just as St Sebastian was'), and AElfric
's description of the fun is a direct translation from his source, Abbo: 'Quare adversarii in furorem uersi, quasi ludendum ad signum eum toto corpore sagittarum telis confodiunt.
About the same time, AElfric
wrote a letter to his monks explaining how they should observe numerous monastic liturgies and rituals.
Anglo-Saxon monk Aelfric
(950-1010) used the lives of saints to disseminate biblical narratives and religious treaties with a strong focus on Anglo-Saxon Christians.
The publication of a new and substantial text by AElfric
of Eynsham is a major event in Anglo-Saxon studies, and this is a very substantial text indeed: a Latin digest and adaptation of the grammatical work of Priscian and others, running to 140 printed pages and including much reference to, and quotation from, classical authors as well as grammatical analysis.
Liturgical texts for the public rite of funerals, which reject the interim paradise, and private prayers from the eighth and ninth centuries, which accept it, follow, bridging the chronological gap between AElfric
and the vernacular texts in chapters ii and iii and Boniface and Bede in chapter iv.
by Bean (1983), and religious prose, usually homilies by AElfric
or Wulfstan, studied by Davis (1997) and Kohonen (1978).
The latter in fact consists largely of quotations from Latin texts used by AElfric
Susan Rossier suggests that the alterations to the Life of Martin in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 343, which concentrate on the narrative on Martin's early life, his miracles, and his death, may indicate a different audience from the one AElfric
originally wrote for.
Szarmach, and a posthumous one by Lynne Grundy herself, examine aspects of the works of Abbot AElfric
of Eynsham; Joyce Hill writes on AElfric
and Wulfstan; Janet Bately, Julie Coleman, Christian J.
a singular verb, appears in AElfric
(22) in my data.
Similarly, perfects were an inherent component of resultatives already in the times of Alfred (EOE) and Aelfric
(LOE), but they became evident only in early Middle English (cf.