Use the left-hand features bar to browse through this comprehensive
site on Beowulf. Be sure to click on History for "facts
about the original Beowulf manuscript, its authorship and
its ties to archeology and culture." How do sites like this,
which integrate technology, archaeology, and literature, enhance
your understanding of literature? Record your thoughts in
Links Activity Log.
Would you like to hear how Beowulf sounded when it was
originally spoken? Visit this site, click on Grendel's
Approach to Heorot, and listen to an excerpt of the epic
poem read in Old English. Try to follow along with the Old
English text as you read. Do any words appear or sound like
Modern English? Select ten Old English words from the excerpt
and list their possible English meanings.