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Note to ESk Run 10II

[4] við fund mildings ‘at the meeting with the munificent one’: According to Hkr (ÍF 28, 331), Eysteinn was sínkr ok fégjarn ‘stingy and greedy’, but the encomium must have appealed to the generous side of his personality.


  1. Bibliography
  2. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  3. Internal references
  4. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Heimskringla (Hkr)’ 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 [check printed volume for citation].


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