Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Anonymous Poems, Heilagra manna drápa, 10 [Vol. 7, 879-80]

[3-4] hinn hæsti Paulus gerði hann heilagan af einum villumanni ‘the highest Paul turned him into a holy man from a heretic’: Cf. Acts XVII.34, where there is a reference to S. Paul converting various sceptics, including Dionysius the Areopagite, who was confused in medieval hagiography with Dionysius of Paris.


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