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Tenney Frank's review and discussion of the uses of the optative in the Edda sagas of Iceland.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-637-4
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 388
Publication Date: Sep 23,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 32
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-637-4
$37.00
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Tenney Frank was a scholar of Latin whose work on the rise of Roman Imperialism still shapes much of the modern discussion of the reasons for Rome's growth in the Late Republic and Early Empire. Although most of his work was centered around Roman history, this essay shows his command of Old Icelandic as he discusses the occurrences of the optative in the poems of the Eddas. Linguists will appreciate the nuances he extracts from his survey of clauses, and literary scholars will find his conclusions helpful to their interpretation of this key work of Nordic poetry.

Tenney Frank was a scholar of Latin whose work on the rise of Roman Imperialism still shapes much of the modern discussion of the reasons for Rome's growth in the Late Republic and Early Empire. Although most of his work was centered around Roman history, this essay shows his command of Old Icelandic as he discusses the occurrences of the optative in the poems of the Eddas. Linguists will appreciate the nuances he extracts from his survey of clauses, and literary scholars will find his conclusions helpful to their interpretation of this key work of Nordic poetry.

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Tenney Frank

  • AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHILOLOGY: I - THE USE OF THE OPTATIVE IN THE EDDA (page 5)