SAXO GRAMMATICUS AS LATIN POET
Studies in the Vers Passages of the Gesta Danorum
(by Karsten Friis-Jensen). 1987, L'Erma di Bretschneider                                                                

CONTENTS

Ackonowledgements
Preface
I. The author and his conception of poetry
The Gesta Danorum and its author
Saxo and France
Saxo on his poems
II.The prosimetrum of the Gesta Danorum
The Latin prosimetrum
The Old Norse prosimetrum
Saxo' s prosimetrum
III. The Bjarkamál
Chronology and background
Olrik' s restoratio
The poem and its context
Exposition of the poem
The Bjarkamál as a Latin epic
A short analysis
The Aleandreis and fame after death
Vergil' s Nyctomachia and the Bjarkamál
The Blooda Feast at Roskilde and the Bjarkamál
Conclusion
IV.Starcatherus the poet
Book VI and the power of poetry
Saxo' s Starcatheru
The Lay of Helga
The Lay of Ingellus
V.Saxo the translator, stylist, and metrician
Parallelism and the verse of the Gesta Danorum
Saxo' s poetical language
Formulaic phrasing in the hexameter
Metrical technique
Conclusion
Appendix I. Conspectus metrorum
Appendix II
Appendix III
Bibliography
Indices