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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Mark Eirdr 12II

Jayne Carroll (ed.) 2009, ‘Markús Skeggjason, Eiríksdrápa 12’ 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, pp. 443-4.

Markús SkeggjasonEiríksdrápa

text and translation

Eyðisk hitt, at jafnstórt ráði
annarr gramr til þyrftar mǫnnum;
leyfði allt, sem konungr krafði,
Krists unnanda páfi sunnan.

Hitt eyðisk, at annarr gramr ráði jafnstórt til þyrftar mǫnnum; páfi sunnan leyfði {unnanda Krists} allt, sem konungr krafði.
‘It will not happen that another prince shall achieve so much for the need of men; the Pope from the south granted the devotee of Christ [= Eiríkr] all that the king requested.

notes and context

As st. 11 above.



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 14: AI, 447, BI, 416, Skald I, 205; 1741, 150-1,  ÍF 35, 219-20 (ch. 74).


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