Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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VII. Plácitusdrápa (Pl) - 59

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Plácitusdrápa (‘Drápa about S. Eustace’) — Anon PlVII

Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Plácitusdrápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 179-220.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [1]. Plácítúsdrápa, Digt fra det 12. årh. (AI, 607-18, BI, 606-22)

SkP info: VII, 185-6

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6 — Anon Pl 6VII

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Cite as: Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 6’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 185-6.

Snjallr gat ǫrr frá illu
Evstákíus vaknat;
kvôn réð þegns at þjóna
Þéopista vel Kristi.
Ungr nam atferð drengja
Ágapítus fága,
þýðr né þengils lýða
Þéopistus trú missti.

Snjallr Evstákíus gat ǫrr vaknat frá illu; þegns kvôn, Þéopista, réð at þjóna vel Kristi. Ungr Ágapítus nam fága atferð drengja, né missti þýðr Þéopistus trú {þengils lýða}.

Brave Eustace was able to wake, prompt, from evil; the man’s wife, Theopista, undertook to serve Christ well. Young Agapitus began to cultivate the behaviour of good men, nor did the mild Theopistus lack faith {in the ruler of mankind} [= God].

Mss: 673b(1v)

Readings: [3] þjóna: ‘þjono’ 673b    [6] fága: ‘fregia’ 673b

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [1]. Plácítúsdrápa 6: AI, 608, BI, 608, Skald I, 296, NN §§2970E, 3133B; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1833, 13, 41, Finnur Jónsson 1887, 231, Louis-Jensen 1998, 96.

Notes: [2] Evstákíus ‘Eustace’: Cf. NN §§2970E, 3133B. — [6] fága ‘to cultivate’: Emendation proposed by Finnur Jónsson 1887. Cf. st. 8/3.

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