English Anglo Saxon
Terms in this set (19)
What is Stonehenge? Why was it created?
Large monument that feated for religous purposes or an astronomical calndar.
Describe the Celtic way of life
Celtics were nomás hunters and farmers. They created bronze tools and metal work
Who was the first roman to invade England and when
55 BC Julius Caesar (not successful)
Who successfully invaded England
Describe Roman Britain
Republic law, sanitation (engineering), advanced culture, roads
What four Germanic tribes invaded England?
Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Vikings/Danes
Describe the tribal society
Unaccustomed to city life,sailors and not farmers, no government, less intelligent, violent warring society, great craftsmen
Describe the relationship between retainers and kings
The retainers/thanes were the army of the king
The king gives payment of treasure to loyal thanes
Bond of loyalty between warriors and their king.
Large room for drinking and socializing
A natural pause or break in a line of poetry, usually near the middle of the line.
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
Who is the Scop? Why was he important?
Chief entertainer, he is important because he told stories about hero's which is oral tradition
Who converted Anglo Saxons pagans to Christianity? When?
St, Augustine 800-850 AD
What did Christianity give to Anglo Saxon culture?
Blended between Christianity and pagan
Long narrative poem
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