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Ólhv, TGT §10.4

Óláfr hvítaskáld Þórðarson, The Third Grammatical Treatise 136 — ed. Tarrin Wills

Not published: do not cite (Ólhv, TGT §10.4)

Óláfr hvítaskáld ÞórðarsonThe Third Grammatical Treatise

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Í þessi bók má gerla skilja, at ǫll er ein listin skáldskapr sá, er rómverskir spekingar námu í Athenisborg á Griklandi ok sneru síðan í látínu-mál, ok sá ljóða-háttr eða skáldskapr, er Óðinn ok aðrir Ásíamenn fluttu norðr higat í norðrhálfu heimsins ok kendu mǫnnum á sína tungu þess konar list, svá sem þeir hǫfðu skipat ok numit í sjálfu Ásíalandi, þar sem mest var fegrð ok ríkdómr ok fróðleikr veraldarinnar.


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.


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