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VII. Heilagra manna drápa (Heil) - 26

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Heilagra manna drápa (‘Drápa about Holy Men’) — Anon HeilVII

Kirsten Wolf 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Heilagra manna drápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 872-90.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 10]. Af et digt om hellige mænd, Heilagra manna drápa (AII, 511-16, BII, 562-9)

SkP info: VII, 880-1

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11 — Anon Heil 11VII

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Cite as: Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra manna drápa 11’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 880-1.

Dýrðarmann kvað dauða verðan
Dómiciánus kóngr af Róma;
Rustícum fyr Jésú ástir
Elutéríum bauð að kvelja.
Lifnaðar smiðr í loganda ofni
leingi stóð og sakaði eingu;
næri hafði níu tigi ára
náðar valdr, er þrautir háði.

Dómiciánus, kóngr af Róma, kvað dýrðarmann dauða verðan; bauð að kvelja Rustícum Elutéríum fyr ástir Jésú. {Smiðr lifnaðar} stóð leingi í loganda ofni og sakaði eingu; {valdr náðar} hafði næri níu tigi ára, er háði þrautir.

Domicianus, king of Rome, declared the glorious man deserving of death; he commanded Rusticus [and] Elutherius to be tormented for their love of Jesus. {The smith of the [good] life} [HOLY MAN = Dionysius] stood for a long time in a burning oven and suffered no harm; {the possessor of mercy} [HOLY MAN = Dionysius] was almost ninety years old, when he engaged in his struggles.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 10]. Af et digt om hellige mænd 11 (AII, 513; BII, 565); Skald II, 310; Kahle 1898, 93, 112.

sources

AM 720 a VI 4° (720a VI) 1v - 1v (Heil)  transcr.  image  image  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
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