The Saga of King Olaf Tryggwason: Who Reigned Over Norway, A. D. 995 to A. D. 1000 (Classic Reprint)

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The translation of the Saga of King Olaf Tryggwason has been made from the text of the Fornmanna Sogur, printed at Copenhagen, in 1825. Occasionally a reading has been taken from the Flateyjarbok, printed at Christiania, in 1860. The text of the many verses of the poets, introduced in order to furnish contemporary evidence for the facts related in the Saga, is very variable. Messrs. Vigfusson and Powell, in their invaluable edition of the Northern Poetry, the "Corpus Poeticum Boreale," draw attention to the present condition of the Court poetry, and the alterations it has undergone; see especially the Preface, vol. i. pp. lxxxii to lxxxviii; vol. ii. p. 28. In many cases their text has been adopted. In others the Fornmanna text has been followed reluctantly, because the author of the Saga seems to have had the corrupt text before him when engaged on his work.

In the Prolegomena to the Oxford Edition of the Sturlunga, the present Saga is called the Great O. T. Saga, to distinguish it from the Heimskringla life of the King. It is to a large extent a compilation of other Sagas. King Olaf, the Apostle of Christianity to Iceland, held an important place in the Icelandic literature of the first part of the thirteenth century, and one of his admirers thought it desirable to collect into one complete story, and weld together, the notices respecting him. First and foremost of the author's sources is the Heimskringla life, by Snorri, which gives what may be called an historical picture of the hero. Next to this is a life written by Odd Monk at the close of the twelfth century. This work, written originally in Latin, is lost, but two free translations of it exist, and these give what may be called a legendary picture of the King.

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