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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon Alpost 1VII

[3, 4] hans líkið ... hvílir í Róma ‘his body rests ... in Rome’: Hans (l. 3) is extrametrical. On the commonplace tradition that Peter’s final resting place is Rome, where the Apostle was crucified by the emperor Nero, see generally Cross 1979, 170; Foote 1976, 158-9; cf., e.g., IO 67, 5; Beda, Martyrologium, cols 960A-961A; and Icel. accounts in Holm perg 5 fol, 59va (Foote 1976, 154); AM 764 4°, 16v; AM 660 4°, 23v (Foote 1976, 153); Pétr2B 211; Páll2A 276/31; PP 315-17; AM 194 8°, 16v ( I, 24).


  1. Bibliography
  2. = Kålund, Kristian and Natanael Beckman. 1908-18. Alfræði íslenzk: Islandsk encyklopædisk litteratur. 3 vols. SUGNL 37, 41 and 45. Copenhagen: Møller.
  3. Cross, James E. 1979. ‘Cynewulf’s traditions about the apostles in Fates of the Apostles’. ASE 8, 163-75.
  4. IO = Gómez, César C., ed. 1985. [Isidore of Seville] De ortu et obitu patrum. Auteurs Latins du Moyen Age. Paris: Société d’Editions ‘Les Belles Lettres’.


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