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King Alfred"s Orosius

King Alfred"s Orosius

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Published by Oxford University Press in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Reprint of 1st ed. 1883 published for The Early English Text Society.

StatementEdited by Henry Sweet.
SeriesOriginal series -- No. 79.
ContributionsSweet, Henry.
The Physical Object
Pagination299 p.
Number of Pages299
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20871556M

The Whole Works of King Alfred the Great. Ed. Giles, J. A. Jubilee Edition. 3 vols. Oxford and Cambridge, Bede’s Ecclesiastical History Miller, T. The Old English Version of Bede’s Ecclesiastical History. 2 parts. E.E.T.S. Schipper, J. König Alfreds Uebersetzung von . The life of Alfred the Great, (London, H. G. Bohn, ), by Reinhold Pauli and Paulus Orosius (page images at HathiTrust) The story of King Alfred / (New York: Appleton, ), by Walter Besant (page images at HathiTrust) The ballad of the White Horse, (New York, John Lane Company, ), by G. K. Chesterton (page images at HathiTrust). King Alfred is the only king in English history to be deemed worthy of the title of ’the Great’. There are reasons for that and these reasons lie not only in his campaigns against the Vikings and the establishing of the navy but also much deeper, in the reforms Alfred passed in his lands that enabled the populace to educate themselves.


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King Alfred's Orosius Paperback – October 9, by Paulus King Alfreds Orosius book (Author) See all 10 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ — Paperback "Please retry" $ $ Cited by: King Alfred's Orosius Volume 1 Paperback – by Paulus Orosius (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" — Author: Paulus Orosius. The Old English text from the contemporary Lauderdale MS., and the divergent readings from the Cotton one [Tiberius B. 1] "On the opposite page are given those portions of the original Latin which Alfred translated, or rather paraphrased.".

Orosius, Paulus. King Alfred's Orosius. London, Published for the Early English Text Society by the Oxford University Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Paulus Orosius; Alfred, King of England; Henry Sweet.

Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Notes "The Old English text from the contemporary Lauderdale ms., and the divergent readings from the Cotton one [Tiberius B.

1.] Pages: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Orosius, Paulus. King Alfred's Orosius. London, Pub. for the Early English Text Society, by N.

Trübner & Co., Buy King Alfred's Orosius, Part 1 by Orosius, Paulus (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Alfred, king of Wessex (–), a Saxon kingdom in southwestern England. He prevented England from falling to the Danes and promoted learning and literacy.

Compilation of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle began during his reign. Learn more about Alfred’s life and rule. Alfred the Great (Old English: Ælfrēd, Ælfrǣd, 'Elf-counsel' or 'Wise-elf'; between and – 26 October ) was King of Wessex from to c.

and King of the Anglo-Saxons from c. to He was the youngest son of King Æthelwulf of father died when he was young and three of Alfred's brothers, Æthelbald, Æthelberht and Æthelred, reigned in turn Born: –, Wantage, Berkshire. The relative positions of Orosius and Bede are difficult to determine.

For a long period the prior position was assigned to Orosius, but, latterly, there has been a tendency to reverse the order.

The argument based on closeness of translation may, in this case, be fallacious, not only from the fact that the Latin of Orosius presents more difficulties than that of Bede, but because, in the. A literal english Translation of King Alfred's anglo-saxon Version of the compendious History of the World by Paul Orosius: By Jos Bosworth.

Containing, Facsimile specimens of the Lauderdale and Cotton Mss. An introduction on Orosius and his work, Notes accompanying the translation, Mr.

Hampson‛s essay on King Alfred‛s geography, and A Map. Buy King Alfred's Orosius Part 1 by Paulus Orosius, Henry Sweet from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Pages: The Discoverer Of The North Cape - A Leaf From King Alfreds Orosius by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Othere, the old sea-captain, Who dwelt in Helgoland, To King Alfred, the Lover of Truth, Brought a snow-white walrus-tooth, Which he held in his brown right hand.

King Alfred’s Notebook offers medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, leaves, and fragments to librarians, educators, and private collectors. Our offerings are carefully curated and affordably priced. We strive to communicate and enhance the educational value of these works by providing accurate bibliographical descriptions.

King Alfred’s Preface to the Translation of Gregory’s Pastoral Care. Alfred the Great was King of Wessex from to He is remembered today chiefly for his success in preventing the Danes from conquering England, and for fostering a revival of learning in his kingdom.

KING ALFRED THE GREAT AND OUR COMMON LAW. By Prof. F.N. Lee, Australia. I Nthe famous German Church Historian Rev. Professor Dr.J.H. Kurtz (1) called King Alfred the greatest and noblest of all the monarchs England has ever had. King Alfred ruled from to. Orosius: Book 5.

THE FIFTH BOOK. In the light of the events directly following those I have just related, I realize that some people may be influenced by the fact that Roman victories continued to grow more numerous as the result of the overthrow of many peoples and cities. In Numidia, where King Micipsa was ruling at that time, it is.

Of these books the History of Orosius, the Consolation of Philosophy, the Pastoral Care, and the Soliloquies were put into English by the King himself.

The Dialogues of Gregory were perhaps translated by Bishop Werfrith at Alfred’s suggestion, and it is probable that the English version of Bede’s Ecclesiastical History in its original form.

Our understanding of the literary achievements of King Alfred depend very much upon what we believe about his early education.

If we are content to accept the stories of Asser, the famous biographer of Alfred, that he reached his twelfth birthday before he learned to read (Keynes 75), then we must reckon his literary career as a phenomenon which can only be described, not.

Literary contributions of king alfred the great. The Literary Contributions of King Alfred the Great. Our understanding of the literary achievements of King Alfred depend very much. upon what we believe about his early education. If we are content to accept the stories of.

Orosius: Book 1. THE FIRST BOOK. Nearly all writers of history (Greek as well as Latin) who have perpetuated in their various works the deeds of kings and peoples for the sake of forming an enduring record have commenced their histories with Ninus, the son of Belus and king of the Assyrians.

the son of Belus and king of the Assyrians. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle's well-known reference to King Alfred's plan for a new design of war-ships is problematic both in general and in detail.

In the account of the year (recte ), we are told how, after the raids made along the coast of Wessex by Danish gangs based in East Anglia and Northumbria, and in particular with raiding-vessels (OE œscas, ON Cited by: 2.

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The timeless Wisdom from King Alfred's Middle Earth, introduces the reader to one of England's Dark Age Heroes, and to his "recommended reading list." Fearless in battle and magnanimous in victory, King Alfred The Great ( AD) ruled his.

Alfred, King of England,trans.: King Alfred's Orosius / (London: Pub. for the Early English Text Society, by N. Trübner & Co., ), by Paulus Orosius, ed.

by Henry Sweet and Henry Sweet, also trans. by King of England Alfred (page images at HathiTrust; US access only). Filled with drama and action, here is the story of the ninth-century life and times of Alfred—warrior, conqueror, lawmaker, scholar, and the only king whom England has ever called "The Great." Based on up-to-date information on ninth-century history, geography, philosophy, literature, and social life, it vividly presents exciting views of Alfred in every stage of his long.

King Alfred the Great ( AD) Alfred was king of Wessex from An educated and cultured man, he fought Viking invaders to secure greater security and a sense of identity for Anglo-Saxon England. In his early reign, he was defeated by the Vikings and forced to escape into the marshes of Somerset.

The Reformer King. King Alfred of Wessex spent most of his life fighting against the invading Danes and he is the only king in English history to be known as “The Great.” His reign has been recognised as one of the most important turning points.

King Alfred Grammar - UMass Credits. The earliest extensive body of English prose-writing dates from the reign of King Alfred, who personally translated Latin texts with the assistance of his court scholars, and commissioned others to contribute translations for his program of Author: Greg Waite.

The answer maybe in the fact that the first recorded use of the word ‘English’ to mean the English language appears in King Alfred’s translation of Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People. (OED) Bede was an Angle not a Saxon, and he had called his book Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum.

Bede may not have given a great. Early life []. Alfred (Old English-Aelfred) was the fifth and youngest son of Ethelwulf of Wessex and his Jutish first wife, Osburh. He was born at Wantage between andhis birthplace was a palace or vill which lay at the foot of the Berkshire Downs, which has now vanished.

Title: The Discovery of Muscovy. From the Collections of Richard Hakluyt. With The Voyages of Ohthere and Wulfstan from King Alfred's Orosius.

Author Name: Hakluyt, Richard Categories: Other, Publisher: London, Cassell & Company: Binding: Hardcover Book Condition: Good+ with No dust jacket as issued Seller ID: The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of annals in Old English chronicling the history of the original manuscript of the Chronicle was created late in the 9th century, probably in Wessex, during the reign of Alfred the Great (r.

Multiple copies were made of that one original and then distributed to monasteries across England, where they were. Full text of "King Alfred's Anglo-Saxon version of the Compendious history of the world by ning,--facsimile specimens of the Lauderdale and Cotton mss., a preface describing these mss., etc., an introduction--on Orosius and his work; the Anglo-Saxon text; notes and various readings; a literal English translation, with notes; Mr.

Hampson's Essay on King. Alfred's reign was a turning point in Britain's history and actually marked the beginning of the development of political unification and an English royal government.

Alfred recognized that as an island, England needed a navy. He designed ships that were more durable than the Viking ships and established the English navy. He reorganized the. The number has now been brought up to two hundred and forty - five (including fragments and extracts) with a view to the study of the relationship of King Alfred's Orosius with its Latin source, and a new edition of the Old English text (2).

No new illustrated copies have come to light, so the article on that subject does not require to be. COMMENTARY ON KING ALFRED’S OROSIUS COMMENTARY ON KING ALFRED’S OROSIUS POTTER, SIMEON The following commentary on Sweet's text1) of the Old English version of Paulus Orosius's Historiarum adversum paganos libri septem is limited to the History proper, and it therefore opens with the second chapter of Book I.

The. The period following King Alfred's victory at Edington has been called a "cultural renaissance," for it is during the fourteen-year span of easy peace which fol lowed () that Alfred instituted new social policies which endeavoured to restore Anglo-Saxon culture to a former golden age of wisdom and prosperity.

KING ALFRED AND THE OLD ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF OROSIUS KING ALFRED AND THE OLD ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF OROSIUS BATELY, JANET M. KING ALFRED AND THE OLD ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF OROSIUS In his Gesta Regum Anglorum1, William of Malmesbury, describing King Alfred's achievements äs a translator.

Orosius followed Livy in placing the foundation of Rome in B.C. He used the era from the foundation of the city ("Ab Urbe Condita") to date all subsequent years, although he included frequent digressions about Greek history, which could not usually be dated in this way.Paulus Orosius was probably born at Bracara, now Braga, in Portugal, between and Although a prominent person in his time, he received scant attention in writing from his contemporaries.

In fact, from the scanty material available, only a very sketchy outline of his life can be assembled.Orosius - The Amazons. Orosius wrote a history of 'world' events in Latin in the 5th century and this was translated and 'improved' upon possibly by King Alfred.

The version of the part on the Amazons given below is based on Bately ( ). An older edition is available at google-books, edited by Henry Sweet.