The Old English heroic epic Beowulf, which is comprised of 3182 alliterated lines, was written in the 8th century. Beowulf is the oldest and only completely preserved Old Germanic epic. The new selected edition is a complete revision of the relevant edition by Martin Lehnert. It offers an extensive introduction to the work, its subject matter and language, the original text (in extracts) with a new translation, a Beowulf dictionary, as well as an appendix with detailed information about the orthography and pronunciation, metrics and grammar, as well as the history of the text and an up-to-date bibliography.Über den Autor:
Ewald Standop ist Professor emeritus fur Anglistik der Julius-Maximilians-Universitat, Wurzburg."
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