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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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StarkSt Vík 30VIII (Gautr 38)

Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Gautreks saga 38 (Starkaðr gamli Stórvirksson, Víkarsbálkr 30)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 281.

Starkaðr gamli StórvirkssonVíkarsbálkr

text and translation

Nú sótta ek         til Svíþjóðar,
Ynglinga sjöt,         til Uppsala.
Hér láta mik,         sem ek lengi mun,
þöglan þul,         þjóðans synir.

Nú sótta ek sjöt Ynglinga, til Svíþjóðar, til Uppsala. Synir þjóðans láta mik hér þöglan þul, sem ek mun lengi.
‘I now sought the residence of the Ynglingar, [made my way] to Sweden, to Uppsala. The prince’s sons allow me [to stay] here [as] a silent poet, as I shall [be] for a long time.

notes and context

As for Gautr 34.



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 13. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Gautrekssaga II 22: AII, 328, BII, 348, Skald II, 187, FF §27, NN §5; FSN 3, 36, Gautr 1900, 32, FSGJ 4, 33; Edd. Min. 43.


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