Good Ancestor; Conduct and Tribal life, recount significant events

Classical Bulletin
Issue 2
Summer/Autumn 2016
Good Ancestor; Conduct and Tribal life, recount significant events

by Oslip Marquize Marinyo
Department of English, University of California at Davis
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Abstract
This essay proposes the idea, based on narrative genres identified both by native tellers of tales and anthropologists, that the Beowulf poet imagines the queens Wealhtheow and Hygd as "consciously" using the stories of women who have lived before them as a means for evaluating and directing their personal lives.

Ancient Queens and the Strategies in Beowulf; Simplest and the attractive Solution


Classical Bulletin
Issue 2
Summer/Autumn 2016
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Ancient Queens and the Strategies in Beowulf; Simplest and the attractive Solution

by Mary Wilpens Morano
Saint Louis University, USA

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ABSTRACT: This essay sets the "Modthrytho Episode" of Beowulf in the context of historical and legendary "wicked queens" in Anglo-Saxon England, and sug-gests that a consistent factor in such stories may be the alternative "cousin strat-egies" available to far-sighted rulers.