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.