British Literature: Anglo-Saxon Period

Who are the earliest people?
Celts

When were the earliest people, the celts?
500bc

What law was established in the Anglo-saxon period?
Roman

Who were the celts conquered by?
Emperor Claudius

When were the celts conquered by Emperor Claudius?
43

How many years did Rome rule the celts?
400

What language was spoken while Rome ruled the celts?
Latin

Under whose rule was Christianity introduced?
Roman

Who conquered the celts after Rome withdrew?
Angles, Saxons, Jutes

Who introduced Old English?
Anglo-saxons

What language did the Anglo-saxons introduce?
Old English

Who reintroduced paganism?
Anglo-saxons

What is unique about Old English poetry?
Oral

In the Anglo-saxon time period, what was a composer called?
Scop

In the Anglo-saxon time period, what was a reciter called?
Gleeman

What did missionaries introduce?
Written latin

What did Christian monks introduce?
Written Old English

An Anglo-saxon lit characteristic is the combination of what beliefs?
Pagan, Christian

Fate=
Wyrd

An Anglo-saxon lit characteristic are what kind of elements?
Heroic

What are some of the Anglo-saxon heroic elements?
Bravery, courage, superhuman strength

What kind of moods does nature have in Anglo-saxon lit characteristics?
Stern

An Anglo-saxon lit characteristic is that life is what?
Harsh, cruel, violent, strong sense of doom

An Anglo-saxon theme is loyalty to who?
King

An Anglo-saxon theme is a warrior’s what?
Personal glory

An Anglo-saxon theme is a kinsman’s obligation to do what?
Revenge

Wergild=
Manprice

What Germanic language is an Anglo-saxon lit characteristic?
Old English

What are the three Anglo-saxon genres?
Poetry, Riddles, History

What are the two types of Anglo-saxon poems?
Epic, Elegy