Beowulf

An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn

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Author: R.W. Chambers
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 173,526 / 578 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 37.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,292
Added to site: 2010.10.23
mnybks.net#: 29342
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Criticism
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inceps secuturus. Quod cum Theudorico nuntiatum fuisset, quod scilicet regio ejus fuerit ab extraneis devastata, Theudobertum, filium suum, in illis partibus cum valido exercitu et magno armorum apparatu direxit. Qui, interfecto rege, hostibus navali proelio superatis opprimit, omnemque rapinam terrae restituit.

The name of the vanquished king is spelt in a variety of ways: Chlochilaichum, Chrochilaicho, Chlodilaichum, Hrodolaicum.

See Gregorii episcopi Turonensis Historia Francorum, p. 110, in Monumenta Germaniae Historica (Scriptores rerum merovingicarum, I).

(2) The Liber Historiae Francorum (commonly called the Gesta Francorum):

In illo tempore Dani cum rege suo nomine Chochilaico cum navale hoste per alto mare Gallias appetent, Theuderico paygo [i.e. pagum] Attoarios vel alios devastantes atque captivantes plenas naves de captivis alto mare intrantes rex eorum ad litus maris resedens. Quod cum The

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