Judith Constellation

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Title

Judith Constellation

Creator

BWH

Language

Latin, Old English

Description

This collection constitutes the corpus (or "constellation") of texts related to Judith, in Latin and Old English, that circulated in Anglo-Saxon England.

Contributor

BWH

Format

Text

Coverage

Anglo-Saxon England, c.500-1200

Items in the Judith Constellation Collection

Incipit de Iudith quomodo interfecit olofernem
We secgað nu ærest on þisum gewritum þæt twegen cyningas wæron gecweden on Leden Nabochodonosor, swiðe namcuðe begen. An wæs se Chaldeisca þe acwealde Godes folc on Iudea lande for heora…

Iudith seo wuduwe, þe oferwann Holofernem þone Siriscan ealdormann, hæfð hire agenne boc betwux þisum bocum, be hire agenum sige. Seo ys eac on Englisc on ure wisan gesett, eow mannum to bysne þæt ge eowerne eard mid wæmnum bewerian wið…

Quid referam Iudith generosa stirpe creatam
Prostibulum regis temnentem corpore puro
Et stuprum sceleris calcantem corde profanum?
Civibus idcirco mortis discrimina passis
Casta cruentatum gestavit bulga tropeum
Servans integrum devota mente…

57. Iudith, filia Merari, post obitum Manasse sumpto uiduitatis theristro et spreto sponsali peplo blanda procorum lenocinia contempnens, nondum resultantibus apostolicae salpicis clangoribus, dico innuptis et uiduis: bonum est illis, si sic…

III.13. Ecce tibi Iudith se offert mirabilis quae formidatum populis uirum Holophernem adit, Assyriorum triumphali saeptum caterua. Quem primo formae gratia et uultus decore perculit, deinde sermonis circumscripsit elegantia. Primus triumphus eius…