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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

III. 4. Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise (TGT) - 38

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2.2: Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise — Anon (TGT)III

Tarrin Wills 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 536.

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cross-references:  21 = Anon (TGT) 17III 

SkP info: III, 551

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20 — Anon (TGT) 20III

also: Anonymous Poems, Kviðuháttr verses in praise of a Norwegian ruler 3; Anonymous Poems, Stanzas from TGT put together by FJ (1) 5

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise 20’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 551.

Konungr kappgjarn
kostum betri
allri þjóð
alframr konungr.

 

The energetic king, better in [good] qualities for the whole people, the excellent king.

context: Cited as an example of epanalepsis (‘eparalemsis’; TGT 1927, 68): Eparalemsis gerir alt eitt upphaf ok niðrlag vers eða vísuEpanalepsis is where there is the same beginning and end to a line or stanza’. Donatus only applies this figure to single lines of poetry, however.

notes: The figure of epanalepsis is exemplified here by the use of konungr ‘king’ at the beginning and end of the stanza. — The fragment lacks a verb, and the nominal phrases kappgjarn konungr ‘energetic king’ and alframr konungr ‘excellent king’ could also be taken as forms of address. — Another kviðuháttr fragment of a praise poem. See Note to st. 13 [All].

texts: TGT 72, TGT 3 3, TGT FJ 1 5, Gramm 74

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: C. Vers om ubestemmelige personer og begivenheder 5 (AI, 597; BI, 597); Skald I, 291, NN §§2550, 2989A, 2991B; SnE 1818, 324, SnE 1848, 191, SnE 1848-87, II, 146-7, 419, TGT 1884, 24, 95, 208, TGT 1927, 69, 103.

sources

AM 748 I b 4° (A) 6r, 33 - 6r, 34 (TGT)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 107, 2 - 107, 2 (TGT)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 761 a 4°x (761ax) 92v, 9 - 92v, 11 (Skáldatal)  image  
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