Skapti Thoroddson (Grettir’s Saga)

 

Quote attributed to the Althing Lawspeaker, Skapti Thoroddson (in Grettir’s Saga)

“Many a man’s death has come through overconfidence.”

  • Spoken by Lawspeaker Skapti Thoroddson in the anonymously written Grettir’s Saga (c. 14th century), translated by Jesse Byock (Oxford World’s Classics, 2009).

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