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"The Old English Physiologus and the Homiletic Tradition"
Douglas R. Letson
Florilegium: Papers on Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Spring; 1, 1979, 15-41
 

"In common with the Anglo-Saxon homilists and their exemplars, the poet who shaped the old English Physiologus makes formal use of the pericope format, homiletic exegesis, and a host of moral images which would have been as meaningful to the preachers congregations as to the poets audience. As a result, a didactic poem like the Old English Physiologus can be more meaningful to the modern reader when viewed in conjunction with the homiletic tradition." - Letson

Language: English


 
ISSN: 0709-5201
 
  
 
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