Caroline Brady (1905–1980) was an American philologist whose
scholarship focused on Old English and Old Norse. Her works included the
1943 book The Legends of Ermanaric, based on her doctoral dissertation,
and three influential papers on the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf. She was
born an American citizen in Tientsin, China, and studied in the
University of California system, receiving her Doctor of Philosophy
degree in 1935. The Legends of Ermanaric discussed two competing
traditions about the Gothic king Ermanaric, who ruled in the fourth
century AD. Ostrogothic lore viewed him as a good king, whereas a second
tradition, promulgated by those subjugated by him, saw him as evil.
Brady was known as an investigator of the intractable problems of
Germanic myth, and the convoluted nature of the related scholarship. In
1952–53 she was the Marion Talbot Fellow of the American Association
of University Women.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Swedish chemist and industrialist Alfred Nobel signed his last
will and testament, setting aside the bulk of his estate to establish
the Nobel Prize after his death.
The first fraternity exclusively for collegiate band members,
Kappa Kappa Psi, was founded on the campus of Oklahoma State University
The Labour Party defeated the governing National Party in the
New Zealand general election, with Labour's Helen Clark becoming the
country's first female prime minister to have won office at an election.
A bomb exploded under, and derailed, a Russian high-speed train
travelling between Moscow and Saint Petersburg, killing 28 passengers.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (dated) A meal, especially one offered to a guest, consisting of
whatever food is available.
2. (by extension) Whatever is available in a particular situation.
3. (originally Canada, US) A shared meal consisting of whatever guests
have brought (sometimes without prior arrangement); a potlatch; also, a
dish of food brought to such a meal.
4. (obsolete) The last draft or portion of an alcoholic beverage in a
pot or other drinking vessel.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Time means a lot to me because, you see, I, too, am also a
learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing and
simplifying. If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life
is made up of.