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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon Hsv 34VII

[All]: Lat. parallel: (Dist. I, 18) Cum fueris felix, quae sunt adversa, caveto: / non eodem cursu respondent ultima primis ‘When you are happy, be on your guard against adverse things; the end does not always follow the same course as that begun’. The text of 1199ˣ might have been influenced by Sól 34. The dangers of being rich are also mentioned in, e.g., Hávm 10/4-5 (NK, 18): auði betra | þiccir þat í ókunnom stað ‘better than riches [common sense] will seem in an unfamiliar place’ (Larrington 1996, 15).


  1. Bibliography
  2. NK = Neckel, Gustav and Hans Kuhn (1899), eds. 1983. Edda: Die Lieder des Codex Regius nebst verwandten Denkmälern. 2 vols. I: Text. 5th edn. Heidelberg: Winter.
  3. Larrington, Carolyne, trans. 1996. The Poetic Edda. The World’s Classics. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
  4. Internal references
  5. Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 34’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 318-19.
  6. Not published: do not cite ()


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