Date of Award
Cynewulf, English poetry, Old English, ca. 450-1100, Criticism and interpretation, Saint Juliana of Nicomedia
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
English, General Literature, and Rhetoric
Bernard F. Huppé
Mario A. Di Cesare
The Latin prose version of Juliana's martyrdom from the Acta Sanctorum, accepted by most scholars as Cynewulf's source, is provided throughout for the reader's convenience. Since the literal differences between the Latin prose and the Old English poetry have already thoroughly been described, such a description is not the aim of this paper. Significant differences, such as Cynewulf's adoption of a metaphoric vehicle to build upon the literal and matter-of-fact manner of the Latin, are discussed primarily in terms of the development of such features in the Old English. The major aim of the thesis is to understand the Old English poem. When the Latin prose version is of use in this aim, then it is used.
Marsh, Judith Weise, "An analysis of Cynewulf's Juliana" (1971). Graduate Dissertations and Theses. 168.