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Listen! A monster tale, literary classic, and enigmatic treasure of English history, Beowulf continues to grab our attention. Drawing us back into the dark mists of Northern Europe it shows a world of fell beasts, of warring clans, and of seafaring heroes this anonymous poem captivated the greatest literary minds of the 20th century, including Seamus Heaney and J.R.R. Tolkien.
This Study Text is meant to give students, scholars, and translators an affordable paperback version of the original text that can be used for notes, markups, and analysis. Included is the full original text with facing blank pages, a glossary section of useful words and phrases, and an introduction to the importance of Beowulf. Through these texts we hope to make the best of Classical and Medieval texts available in a format that encourages note taking and textual analysis that is otherwise not possible in larger or more expensive volumes.

Beowulf: Narona Study Text

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    Dux Et Amici Naronensis

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