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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Mark Eirdr 9II

Jayne Carroll (ed.) 2009, ‘Markús Skeggjason, Eiríksdrápa 9’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 441.

Markús SkeggjasonEiríksdrápa

text and translation

Bróðir gekk í Bôr út síðan
— bragningr vildi guðdóm magna —
(hylli guðs mun hlífa stilli)
hǫfuðskjǫldunga fimm (at gjǫldum).

{Bróðir fimm hǫfuðskjǫldunga} gekk síðan út í Bôr; bragningr vildi magna guðdóm; hylli guðs mun at gjǫldum hlífa stilli.
‘The brother of five principal kings [= Eiríkr] then walked out to Bari; the ruler wanted to strengthen God’s dominion; the grace of God will in return protect the prince.

notes and context

From Rome, Eiríkr proceeded on foot to Venice (see st. 8 above) and then to Bari.


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: Markús Skeggjason, 1. Eiríksdrápa 11: AI, 446, BI, 416, Skald I, 205; 1741, 148-9, ÍF 35, 218 (ch. 74).


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