The Dark Ages Volume 1 William Paton Ker

ISBN: 9781230325484

Published: September 12th 2013

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94 pages


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The Dark Ages Volume 1  by  William Paton Ker

The Dark Ages Volume 1 by William Paton Ker
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 94 pages | ISBN: 9781230325484 | 8.44 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. LATINMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. LATIN AUTHORS. THE SIXTH CENTURY--BOETHIUS--CASSIODORUS--FORTUNATUS--GREGORY OF TOURS--GREGORY THE GREAT--THE DARK AGE--ISIDORE--BEDE --ADAMNAN--THE REVIVAL OF LEARNING UNDER CHARLES THE GREAT--ALCUIN--THE PHILOSOPHY OF ERIGENA -- THE CAROLINE POETS--THEODULFUS--ERMOLDUS NIGELLUS--WALAFRID STRABO-- HISTORIANS--EINHARD--PAULUS DIACONCS--THE MONK OF ST GALL --THE AGE OF THE SAXON EMPERORS--HROTSWITHA--LIUTPRAND-- WIDUKIND--RICHER--EKKEHARD--GERBERT.

THE HISTORY OF POPULAR LATIN VERSE--BEDEs PROSODY OF RHYTHMICAL POETRY--THE AMBROSIAN HYMNS -- ST AUGUSTINE-- THE SEQUENCES -- VARIOUS EXPERIMENTS--NORTHERN THEMES IN LATIN--WALTHARIUS--RUODLIEB--MODUS FLORUM, ETC.

It is impossible in this space to give even a bare catalogue of the Latin works written in the Dark Ages. What is attempted here is a review of the more interesting writers, with reference to their value either as representatives of their time, or as models for those who came after, or simply as writers of things worth reading for their own sake. Of these latter there are more than is commonly supposed- but generally it must be allowed there is need for some sense of duty, some unliterary, historical or scientific, motive, to carry the student through.

Taking the prose authors first, it is fairly easy to classify their works as far as their matter is conLatin Pnse cerned, and as most of them are occupied snmce. DEGREES DEGREES instruction, this kind of division is a natural one. One group is formed of the treatises that explain the sciences, from the encyclopedic works of Cassiodorus and Isidore to short essays like that of Bede on the rules of Verse.

Along with those technical writings may be included, for the sake of their matter, philosophical authors as different in th



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