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Ælfric’s Colloquy and Glossary
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Abbot Ælfric of Eynsham (or of Cerne), also known as Grammaticus, was a Benedictine monk flourishing in the late 10th century, who was prolific both in Latin and in Old English. Along with numerous homilies and biblical commentary, he produced three influential monastic school texts used widely in Anglo-Saxon England, the Colloquy, Grammar and Glossary, with the stated purpose of introducing Anglo-Saxon scholars to Latin biblical texts. Ælfric's three texts, which drew upon continental schooling traditions and Donatus's and Priscian's Institutiones grammaticae in particular,…

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Stuart Nels Rutten, “Ælfric’s Colloquy and Glossary”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles, Edited by: Gale Owen-Crocker, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Maria Hayward. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emdt_COM_114>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124356, 20120503



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