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Free editions of major Old English texts



Find here a collection of free, downloadable Old English text editions and translations. Ælfric's Catholic Homilies, The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Biblical Translations, Bede, Orosius, Apollonius and many other texts.
At the moment, this directory lists 22 editions for 13 major Anglo-Saxon texts.


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The Letter of Alexander to Aristotle

Orchard, Andy. 2003. Pride and Prodigies: Studies in the Monsters of the Beowulf-manuscript. University of Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 204-225. (GoogleBooks preview)

The Letter of Alexander to Aristotle (Modern English translation from Andy Orchard's book 'Pride and Prodigies' pp. 225-253) (Sylvia Volk's homepage)

Stevick, Robert D. 2004. Alexander's Letter to Aristotle. (Old English Graphotactics homepage)

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Jebson, Tony. 1996. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. (Online edition)

Ingram, James. 1823. The Saxon Chronicle, with an English Translation, and Notes, Critical and Explanatory. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. (Hathi Trust) (Douglas Killings' website, Modern English translation)

Apollonius of Tyre

Thorpe, Benjamin. 1834. The Anglo-Saxon Version of the Story of Apollonius of Tyre. London: John and Arthur Arch. (archive.org) (Micheal Crafton's website)


AE

Ælfric's 'De Temporibus Anni'

Friedrich A. 1887. De Temporibus: Ein echtes Werk des Abtes Aelfric. Halle: Ehrhardt Karras. (archive.org)


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The Old English Translation of Bede's 'Ecclesiastical History of the English People'

Miller, Thomas. 1890. The Old English version of Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People. Vol. 1. EETS o.s. 95, 96, 110, 111. London: Trübner & Co. (archive.org)

Miller, Thomas. 1890. The Old English version of Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People. Vol. 2. EETS o.s. 95, 96, 110, 111. London: Trübner & Co. (archive.org)

Beowulf

Wyatt, A. J. 1894. Beowulf. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (archive.org)

Brewster-Tinker, Chauncey. 1902. Beowulf Translated out of the Old English. New York: Newson & Co. (archive.org, Modern English translation)

Boethius' De Consolatione Philosophiae

Cardale, Joesph S. 1829. King Alfred's Anglo-Saxon Version Of Boethius De Consolatione Philosophiae: With An English Translation, And Notes. London: William Pickering. (GoogleBooks)

Fox, Samuel. 1864. Alfred's Anglo-Saxon Version of Boethius De Consolatione Philosophiae: With a Literal English Translation, Notes, and Glossary. London: H.G. Bohn. (archive.org)

Irvine, Susan & Malcolm R. Godden. 2012. The Old English Boethius: With Verse Prologues and Epilogues Associated with King Alfred. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (GoogleBooks Preview)

Sedgefield, Walter J. 1899. King Alfred's Old English version of Boethius De consolatione philosophiae. London: Clarendon. (archive.org)


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The Life of Saint Chad

Napier, Arthur S. 1888. 'Ein Altenglisches Leben des Heiligen Chad.' Anglia 10, 131-156. (GoogleBooks)

The Old English Translation of Gregory's 'Cura Pastoralis'

Sweet, Henry. 1871. King Alfred's West-Saxon Version of Gregory's Pastoral Care London: Trübner & Co. (archive.org)


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The Old English Martyrology

Herzfeld, Georg. 1900. An Old English Martyrology: Reedited from Manuscripts in the Libraries of the British Museum and of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. EETS o.s. 116, 118. London: Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. (archive.org)

Rauer, Christine. 2013. The Old English Martyrology: Edition, Translation and Commentary. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer. (GoogleBooks Preview)

Marvels of the East

Orchard, Andy. 2003. Pride and Prodigies: Studies in the Monsters of the Beowulf-manuscript. University of Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 175-203. (GoogleBooks preview)


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The West-Saxon Gospels

Hardwick, Charles. 1858. The Gospel According to Saint Matthew: In Anglo-Saxon and Northumbrian Versions, Synoptically Arranged: With Collations of the Best Manuscripts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (archive.org)

Wulfstan's Homilies

Lionarons, Joyce T. 2000. Wulfstan's Five Eschatological Homilies as an Online Edition. (Joyce Lionarons' homepage)