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Preliminary Examination for Part I of the Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic Tripos, 2002: Set texts

The Faculty Board of English give notice of the following set texts for the Preliminary Examination for Part I of the Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic Tripos, 2002:

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Paper 4. Insular Latin language and literature

Adomnán, Vita S. Columbae, i.19-20, ii, 27, iii. 6-10; Ælfric, Colloquium, cc. 1-6; Alcuin, Carmina i. 1562-1657, xiii, xvi-xvii, xxiii, xxxii, xl, lx; Epistulae x, lxv, lxvi; Aldhelm, Enigmata i. ii, iv, xi, xiii, xv, xvi, xix, liv, lxxxix; Bede, De die iudicii; Hymni ii, iii; Boniface, Epistulae x, xiii, xv, xxvii, xxix, xxx, cxliii; De raris fabulis, cc. 1-15; Eusebius, Enigmata xli-1; Hymni anonymi Hiberno-Latini [excerpta]; Liber monstrorum, i. 1-30; Nauigatio S. Brendani, cc. 4-6, 9-10, 12, 16-17, 23; Patricius, Confessio, cc. 1-13, 32-5; Tatwine, Enigmata i-x; Willibald, Hodoeporicon [excerpta]. Copies of all these texts will be available when the class meets.

Paper 5. Old English language and literature

King Alfred's Preface to Cura Pastoralis; Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 755 (Cynewulf and Cyneheard); Old English Bede (The Story of Cædmon); Ælfric, Martyrdom of Alban; Wulfstan. On False Gods; Byrhtferth's Enchiridion (The Sun); The Battle of Maldon; The Dream of the Rood; The Wife's Lament; The Wanderer; Maxims II; Five Riddles (Shield, Swan, Horn, Onion, Gospel-book); Wulf and Eadwacer. Copies of all these texts will be available when the class meets.

Paper 6. Old Norse language and literature

Excerpts from Hrólfs saga kraka, Snorra Edda and Íslendinga saga in Anthony Faulkes, ed., A New Introduction to Old Norse (London, 2000); Vafþðnismál, ed. Tim Machan (Durham, 1988).

Paper 7. Medieval Welsh language and literature

A selection from the following:

'Buchedd Beuno' (text to be provided in class); Pwyll Pendeuic Dyuet, ed. R. L. Thomson; Branwen Uerch Lyr, ed. D. S. Thomson: Cyfranc Lludd a Llefelys, ed. B. F. Roberts.

Paper 8. Medieval Irish language and literature

R. Thurneysen, Old Irish Reader, pp. 22-4 (nos. 1-8), 33-41; Scéla Mucce Meic Dathó (ed. R. Thurneysen).


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Cambridge University Reporter, 20 June 2001
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