Beowulf - Homer

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    Beowulf [HR][/HR] Những ai đã từng học Anh Văn chắc không xa lạ gì với Beowulf. Beowulf là truyện thơ Anh cổ nổi tiếng không thua vì truyện thơ của tác giả Homer, Hy Lạp.

    Beowulf is an Old English heroic epic poem of anonymous authorship whose dating is uncertain. Its creation is typically assigned by scholars either to the period 700–750 AD, or to the time of composition of the only manuscript, circa 1010. At 3183 lines, it is notable for its length. The poem is untitled in the manuscript, but has been known as Beowulf since the early 19th century.
    As the single major surviving work of Anglo-Saxon heroic poetry, the work—in spite of dealing primarily with Danish and Swedish events—has risen to such prominence that it has been described as "England's national epos." A source of much study, the poem was a central inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien (tác giả truyện "The Hobits" và "Lord of the Rings"), whose academic career was built around its analysis and explication.
    In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, battles three antagonists: Grendel, who is attacking the Danish mead hall called Heorot and its inhabitants, Grendel's mother, and becoming a King after returning to Geatland (modern Sweden) later in life, he fought an unnamed dragon. He is mortally wounded in the final battle, and after his death he is buried in a barrow in Geatland by his retainers.

    "Thơ Beowulf dùng văn Anh cổ xưa, rất khó đọc. Khi đọc hiểu, mới biết nó là một truyện hay có giá trị văn học."

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