What was the original language that Beowulf written in?
Just so, what was Beowulf written in?
Also, was Beowulf the first story written in English? It is possibly the oldest surviving long poem in Old English and is commonly cited as one of the most important works of Old English literature. It was written in England some time between the 8th and the early 11th century. The author was an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet, referred to by scholars as the “Beowulf poet.”
Also question is, what language was Beowulf written in and why was translation problematic?
The first manuscript was written in the language of the Saxons, "Old English," also known as "Anglo-Saxon." Since then, the epic poem has been estimated to have been translated into 65 languages. However, many translators have struggled to maintain the flow and alliteration present within the complex text.
What facts are known about the original Beowulf?
1. Beowulf is the longest epic poem in Old English. Despite being the longest poem in Old English, the action is all set in Scandinavia. In fact archaeologists believe they have found the remains of Heorot Hall in eastern Denmark, which is terrorized by the monster Grendel in the epic.