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Anon Nkt 59II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 59’ 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. 797.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
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Vas Eysteinn
austan fjarðar
lífi ræntr
af liði Inga.
Nús sá gramr
grundu ausinn
andar sparr
austr at Forsi.

Eysteinn vas ræntr lífi austan fjarðar af liði Inga. Nús sá gramr ausinn grundu, sparr andar, austr at Forsi.

Eysteinn was robbed of his life east of the fjord by Ingi’s host. Now that lord is covered with earth, bereft of life, east at Foss.

Mss: Flat(144vb)

Editions: Skj AI, 587, Skj BI, 586-7, Skald I, 286; Flat 1860-8, II, 526.

Notes: [All]: Eysteinn Haraldsson was killed by his brother Ingi’s men on the eastern side of Oslofjorden on 21 August 1157. See Mork 1928-32, 460-2, Fsk (ÍF 29, 339-41), HsonaHkr (ÍF 28, 343-6), ESk Eystdr 2. — [8] at Forsi ‘at Foss’: Located in Tunge parish in Bohuslän in present-day Sweden.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. Flat 1860-8 = Gudbrand Vigfusson [Guðbrandur Vigfússon] and C. R. Unger, eds. 1860-8. Flateyjarbók. En samling af norske konge-sagaer med indskudte mindre fortællinger om begivenheder i og udenfor Norge samt annaler. 3 vols. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  4. Mork 1928-32 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1928-32. Morkinskinna. SUGNL 53. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  5. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  6. ÍF 29 = Ágrip af Nóregskonunga sǫgum; Fagrskinna—Nóregs konungatal. Ed. Bjarni Einarsson. 1985.
  7. Internal references
  8. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘Fagrskinna (Fsk)’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. clix-clxi.
  9. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Einarr Skúlason, Eysteinsdrápa 2’ 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. 560-1.
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