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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Heilagra manna drápa (Heil) - 26

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Heilagra manna drápa (‘Drápa about Holy Men’) — Anon HeilVII

Kirsten Wolf 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Heilagra manna drápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 872-90.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 10]. Af et digt om hellige mænd, Heilagra manna drápa (AII, 511-16, BII, 562-9)

SkP info: VII, 890

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26 — Anon Heil 26VII

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Cite as: Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra manna drápa 26’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 890.

Völdugir norðr í Valland hieldu;
vilja þeir með keisarann skilja;
Díocleciánus dauða nýjan
dæmir þeim, er trúna sæma.
Maurícíus og menn hans færa
meingið hjó, sem skipi þeingill.

Völdugir hieldu norðr í Valland; þeir vilja skilja með keisarann; Díocleciánus dæmir þeim, er sæma trúna, nýjan dauða. Meingið hjó Maurícíus og hans færa menn, sem þeingill skipi.

The powerful ones headed north into Gaul; they want to part company with the emperor; Diocletian condemns those who honour the faith to a new death. The crowd slew Maurice and his able men, as the ruler commanded.

Mss: 720a VI(2v), 399a-bˣ

Readings: [6] skipi: ‘skip⸜t⸝i’ 720a VI, 399a‑bˣ

Editions: Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 10]. Af et digt om hellige mænd 26: AII, 516, BII, 569, Skald II, 312; Kahle 1898, 96, 113.

Notes: [All]: Line 6 of st. 26 is the last l. of fol. 2v and it is uncertain how much longer the poem was. — [3] Díocleciánus: The Roman Emperor Valerius Diocletianus (AD 245-313), during whose reign (from 303) the Great Persecution of Christians took place. — [5] Maurícíus ‘Maurice’: Although the Lat. suffix -ius suggests nom. case, the word must be acc. and direct object of hjó ‘slew’.

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