Friday, March 30, 2018

Readings from Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in their original languages.

hƿæt ƿe gardena in geardagum þeodcyninga þrym gefrunon hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon…. Those are the first words of the Old English epic Beowulf, and MIT literature professor and medievalist Arthur Bahr teaches a course in how to read them.

In the video below Bahr reads from Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in their original languages, respectively Old English and Middle English.



Via kottke

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