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Poetry from Treatises on Poetics

K. E. Gade, E. Marold (eds.)
2 vol., CLII+1359 p., 1 b/w ill., 160 x 240 mm, 2017
ISBN: 978-2-503-51894-7
Languages: English
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This volume presents most of the poetry contained in the Scandinavian poetic and grammatical treatises, such as the poetry in Skáldskaparmál, the þulur, Háttatal, the Third and Fourth Grammatical Treatises and Háttalykill. Included also are Málsháttakvæði and stanzas from Laufás Edda not recorded elsewhere.

Table of Contents

Volume Editor’s Preface and Acknowledgements xv

General Abbreviations xix

Sigla used in this Volume xxv

Sigla for Skaldic Poems and Stanzas xxv

Sigla for Manuscript Collections lviii

Sigla for Manuscripts used in the Editions of this Volume lix

Sigla for Sagas, Þættir and Compendia lx

Technical Terms lxv

The Contributors lxxix

Introduction lxxxiii

Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages – a New Edition lxxxiii

The Poetry in this Volume lxxxiv

How to use this Edition xci

Sources xciv

Biographies cxxiii

Metres cxxvii

Poetic Diction cxxxi

Snorra Edda as a Source of Mythology cxxxix

Normalisation and Dates of Composition cxlix

Poetry from Treatises on Poetics: The Corpus

For each named skald, the biography (listed first) and the editing of the poetry are the work of the same contributor unless otherwise indicated.

PART 1

Poetry by Named Skalds

Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson (Arn) — edited by Diana Whaley 3

Fragments (Arn Frag) 3

Poem about Hermundr Illugason (Arn Herm) 11

Ásgrímr Jónsson (Ásgr) — edited by R. D. Fulk 12

Lausavísa (Ásgr Lv) 12

Ásgrímr Ketilsson (ÁKet) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 14

Poem about Sverrir (ÁKet Sverr) 14

Atli litli (Atli) — edited by R. D. Fulk 16

Poem about Óláfr kyrri (Atli Ól) 16

Auðunn illskælda (Auðunn) — edited by Margaret Clunies Ross 18

Lausavísa (Auðunn Lv) 18

Bjarni ...ason (Bjarni) — edited by Edith Marold 20

Fragments (Bjarni Frag) 20

Bragi inn gamli Boddason (Bragi) — edited by Margaret Clunies Ross 26

Ragnarsdrápa (Bragi Rdr) 27

Þórr’s fishing (Bragi Þórr) 46

Fragments (Bragi Frag) 53

An exchange of verses between Bragi and a troll-woman (Bragi Troll) 63

Egill Skallagrímsson (Egill) — edited by Margaret Clunies Ross 66

Fragment (Egill Frag) 66

Eilífr Goðrúnarson (Eil) — edited by Edith Marold 68

Þórsdrápa (Eil Þdr) 68

Fragment (Eil Frag) — edited by Jana Krüger 126

Eilífr kúlnasveinn (Ekúl) — edited by Margaret Clunies Ross 130

Kristsdrápa (Ekúl Kristdr) 130

Fragment (Ekúl Frag) 134

Einarr skálaglamm Helgason (Eskál) 137

Haraldsdrápa blátannar (Eskál Hardr) — edited by R. D. Fulk 137

Contents vii

Einarr Skúlason (ESk) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 140

Øxarflokkr (ESk Øxfl) 140

Fragments (ESk Frag) 151

Lausavísur (ESk Lv) 169

Erringar-Steinn (ErrSt) — edited by R. D. Fulk 180

Lausavísa (ErrSt Lv) 180

Eyjólfr Brúnason (EBrún) — edited by Katharina Seidel 182

Lausavísa (EBrún Lv) 182

Eysteinn Valdason (EVald) — edited by Margaret Clunies Ross 185

Poem about Þórr (EVald Þórr) 185

Gamli gnævaðarskáld (Ggnæv) — edited by Margaret Clunies Ross 189

Poem about Þórr (Ggnæv Þórr) 189

Fragment (Ggnæv Frag) 190

Gizurr svarti (gullbrárskáld) (Gizsv) — edited by Diana Whaley 192

Fragment (Gizsv Frag) 192

Glúmr Geirason (Glúmr) — edited by Diana Whaley 194

Poem about Eiríkr blóðøx (Glúmr Eir) 194

Grani skáld (Grani) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 196

Fragment (Grani Frag) 196

Guðbrandr í Svǫlum (Guðbr) 198

Fragment (Guðbr Frag) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 198

Guðlaugr (Guðl) — edited by Tarrin Wills 200

Lausavísa (Guðl Lv) 200

Hallar-Steinn (HSt) 202

Fragments (HSt Frag) — edited by Edith Marold 202

Halldórr skvaldri (Hskv) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 210

Fragment (Hskv Frag) 210

Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson (Hfr) 212

Hákonardrápa (Hfr Hákdr) — edited by Kate Heslop 212

Hallgrímr (Hallg) — edited by R. D. Fulk 226

Fragment (Hallg Frag) 226

Hallr Snorrason (HSn) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 228

Magnússdrápa Erlingssonar (HSn Magndr) 228

Hallvarðr háreksblesi (Hallv) — edited by Matthew Townend 230

Knútsdrápa (Hallv Knútdr) 230

Hávarðr halti ísfirðingr (Hávh) 241

Lausavísa 1 (Hávh Lv) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 241

Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson (Refr) — edited by Edith Marold 243

Ferðavísur (Refr Ferðv) 243

From a poem about Þorsteinn (Refr Þorst) 250

Poem about Gizurr gullbrárskáld (Refr Giz) 254

Fragments (Refr Frag) 259

Illugi bryndoelaskáld (Ill) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 266

Lausavísa (Ill Lv) 266

Kloeingr Þorsteinsson (Kloe) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 268

Lausavísa (Kloe Lv) 268

Kolbeinn Tumason (Kolb) 270

Lausavísa (Kolb Lv) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 270

Kormákr Ǫgmundarson (KormǪ) — edited by Edith Marold 272

Sigurðardrápa (KormǪ Sigdr) 272

Lausavísur (KormǪ LvV (Korm)) 286

Leiðólfr skáld (Leiðólfr) — edited by Tarrin Wills 289

Fragment (Leiðólfr Frag) 289

Máni (Máni) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 290

Lausavísa (Máni Lv) 290

Markús Skeggjason (Mark) 292

Poem on Knútr Sveinsson (Mark Knútr) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 292

Fragments (Mark Frag) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 293

Lausavísur (Mark Lv) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 295

Níkulás Bergsson (Ník) 299

Kristsdrápa (Ník Kristdr) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 299

Óláfr hvítaskáld Þórðarson (Ólhv) 301

Thómasdrápa (Ólhv Thómdr) — edited by Margaret Clunies Ross 301

Fragments (Ólhv Frag) — edited by Tarrin Wills 302

Óláfr svartaskáld Leggsson (Ólsv) — edited by R. D. Fulk 311

Hákonardrápa (Ólsv Hákdr) 311

Skúladrápa (Ólsv Skúldr) 313

Kristsdrápa (Ólsv Kristdr) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 314

Love poem (Ólsv Love) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 316

Ormr Barreyjarskáld (OBarr) — edited by Margaret Clunies Ross 320

Fragments (OBarr Frag) 320

Contents ix

Ormr Steinþórsson (Ormr) — edited by Russell Poole 323

Poem about a woman (Ormr Woman) 323

Fragments (Ormr Frag) 332

Óttarr svarti (Ótt) — edited by Matthew Townend 335

Óláfsdrápa soenska (Ótt Óldr) 335

Rǫgnvaldr jarl Kali Kolsson (Rv) — edited by Judith Jesch 342

Lausavísur (Rv Lv) 342

Sigvatr Þórðarson (Sigv) 347

Fragments (Sigv Frag) — edited by Diana Whaley 347

Skáldhelgi Þórðarson (ShÞ) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 351

Fragment (ShÞ Frag) 351

Skáldþórir (Skáldþ) — edited by R. D. Fulk 353

Lausavísa (Skáldþ Lv) 353

Skapti Þóroddsson (Skapti) — edited by Diana Whaley 355

Fragment (Skapti Frag) 355

Skraut-Oddr (SkrautO) — edited by Tarrin Wills 358

Fragments (SkrautO Frag) 358

Skúli Þorsteinsson (Skúli) — edited by Kate Heslop 360

Poem about Svǫlðr (Skúli Svǫlðr) 360

Lausavísa (Skúli Lv) 366

Sneglu-Halli (SnH) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 369

Fragment (SnH Frag) 369

Snorri Sturluson (SnSt) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 370

Lausavísur (SnSt Lv) 370

Fragment from a religious poem (SnSt Frag) 375

Snæbjǫrn (Snæbj) — edited by Edith Marold 376

Lausavísur (Snæbj Lv) 376

Starkaðr gamli Stórvirksson (StarkSt) 382

Fragment (StarkSt Frag) — edited by Tarrin Wills 382

Steinarr (Steinarr) — edited by Russell Poole 384

Poem about a woman (Steinarr Woman) 384

Steinn Herdísarson (Steinn) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 388

Fragment (Steinn Frag) 388

Steinþórr (Steinþ) — edited by R. D. Fulk 390

Fragment (Steinþ Frag) 390

Sturla Þórðarson (Sturl) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 392

Fragments (Sturl Frag) 392

Styrkárr Oddason (Styrkárr) — edited by R. D. Fulk 395

Fragment (Styrkárr Frag) 395

Sveinn (Sveinn) — edited by Margaret Clunies Ross 397

Fragment (Sveinn Frag) 397

Norðrsetudrápa (Sveinn Norðrdr) 398

Úlfr Uggason (ÚlfrU) — edited by Edith Marold 402

Húsdrápa (ÚlfrU Húsdr) 402

Vetrliði Sumarliðason (Vetrl) — edited by R. D. Fulk 425

Lausavísa (Vetrl Lv) 425

Vǫlu-Steinn (VSt) — edited by Edith Marold 427

Ǫgmundardrápa (VSt Erf) 427

Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (Þjóð) 431

Haustlǫng (Þjóð Haustl) — edited by Margaret Clunies Ross 431

Þjóðólfr (Þjóðólfr) — edited by Edith Marold 464

Fragment (Þjóðólfr Frag) 464

Þórálfr (‑valdr) (Þórálfr) — edited by Diana Whaley 467

Fragment (Þórálfr Frag) 467

Þorbjǫrn dísarskáld (Þdís) — edited by Margaret Clunies Ross 470

Poem about Þórr (Þdís Þórr) 470

Poem about a Saint (Þdís Saint) 472

Þórðr mauraskáld (Þmaur) — edited by Diana Whaley 474

Fragment (Þmaur Frag) 474

Þórðr Særeksson (Sjáreksson) (ÞSjár) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 476

Fragments (ÞSjár Frag) 476

Þorkell hamarskáld (Þham) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 482

Fragment (Þham Frag) 482

Þorleikr fagri (Þfagr) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 484

Fragments (Þfagr Frag) 484

Þorvaldr blǫnduskáld (Þblǫnd) — edited by Vivian Busch 487

Sigurðardrápa (Þblǫnd Sigdr) 487

Fragment (Þblǫnd Frag) 489

Ǫlvir hnúfa (Ǫlv) — edited by Margaret Clunies Ross 491

Poem about Þórr (Ǫlv Þórr) 491

Contents xi

Anonymous Poetry

Anonymous Poems from Snorra Edda

Bjarkamál in fornu (Anon Bjark) — edited by Margaret Clunies Ross 495

Máríuflokkr (Anon Mfl) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 507

Morginsól (Anon Morg) — edited by Margaret Clunies Ross 510

Anonymous Stanzas from Snorra Edda

Stanzas from Snorra Edda (Anon (SnE)) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade and Margaret

Clunies Ross 512

Anonymous Poems from The Third Grammatical Treatise

Bjúgar vísur (Anon Bjúgvís) — edited by Tarrin Wills 532

Hafliðamál (Anon Hafl) — edited by Tarrin Wills 533

Kúgadrápa (Anon Kúgdr) — edited by Tarrin Wills 535

Anonymous Stanzas from The Third Grammatical Treatise

Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise (Anon (TGT)) — edited by Tarrin Wills

536

Anonymous Poem from The Fourth Grammatical Treatise

Nikulásdrápa (Anon Nikdr) — edited by Margaret Clunies Ross 565

Anonymous Stanzas from The Fourth Grammatical Treatise

Stanzas from the Fourth Grammatical Treatise (Anon (FoGT)) — edited by Margaret

Clunies Ross 570

Anonymous Poems from Laufás Edda

Gnóðar-Ásmundar drápa (Anon GnóðÁsm) — edited by Margaret Clunies Ross 626

Stríðkeravísur (Anon Stríðk) — edited by Margaret Clunies Ross 628

Gátur (Anon Gát) — edited by Hannah Burrows 631

Anonymous Stanzas from Laufás Edda

Stanzas from Laufás Edda (Anon (LaufE)) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 637

Anonymous Þulur

Anonymous Þulur (Þul) — edited by Elena Gurevich 649

Kálfsvísa (Þul Kálfv) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 663

Þorgrímsþula I (Þul Þorgþ I) 669

Þorgrímsþula II (Þul Þorgþ II) 675

Sækonunga heiti (Þul Sækonunga) 677

Konunga heiti (Þul Konunga) 687

Dverga heiti (Þul Dverga) 692

Jǫtna heiti I (Þul Jǫtna I) 706

Jǫtna heiti II (Þul Jǫtna II) 718

Trollkvenna heiti (Þul Trollkvenna) 723

Óðins nǫfn (Þul Óðins) 731

Ása heiti I (Þul Ása I) 754

Þórs heiti (Þul Þórs) 758

Ása heiti II (Þul Ása II) 760

Ásynja heiti (Þul Ásynja) 762

Kvenna heiti (Þul Kvenna I) 772

Manna heiti (Þul Manna) 774

Orrostu heiti (Þul Orrostu) 786

Sverða heiti (Þul Sverða) 789

Øxar heiti (Þul Øxar) 813

Spjóts heiti (Þul Spjóts) 816

Ǫrvar heiti (Þul Ǫrvar) 818

Boga heiti (Þul Boga) 821

Vápna heiti (Þul Vápna) 822

Skjaldar heiti (Þul Skjaldar) 823

Hjálms heiti (Þul Hjálms) 828

Brynju heiti (Þul Brynju) 831

Sjóvar heiti (Þul Sjóvar) 833

Á heiti (Þul Á) 838

Fiska heiti (Þul Fiska) 852

Hvala heiti (Þul Hvala) 857

Skipa heiti (Þul Skipa) 861

Jarðar heiti (Þul Jarðar) 877

Viðar heiti (Þul Viðar) 880

Øxna heiti (Þul Øxna) 885

Hrúts heiti (Þul Hrúts) 890

Hafrs heiti (Þul Hafrs) 892

Bjarnar heiti (Þul Bjarnar) 895

Hjartar heiti (Þul Hjartar) 898

Contents xiii

Galtar heiti (Þul Galtar) 900

Vargs heiti (Þul Vargs) 902

Himins heiti I (Þul Himins I) 905

Sólar heiti (Þul Sólar) 909

Tungls heiti (Þul Tungls) 911

Doegra heiti (Þul Doegra) 914

Himins heiti II (Þul Himins II) 916

Veðra heiti (Þul Veðra) 917

Elds heiti (Þul Elds) 920

Orma heiti (Þul Orma) 927

Hesta heiti (Þul Hesta) 935

Hauks heiti (Þul Hauks) 940

Hrafns heiti (Þul Hrafns) 944

Hana heiti (Þul Hana) 947

Ara heiti (Þul Ara) 949

Fugla heiti (Þul Fugla) 951

Kvenna heiti ókend (Þul Kvenna II) 959

Hugar heiti ok hjarta (Þul Hugar ok hjarta) 964

Grýlu heiti (Þul Grýlu) 965

Heiti á hendi (Þul á hendi) 967

Heiti valkyrja (Þul Valkyrja) 968

Eyja heiti (Þul Eyja) 972

Fjarða heiti (Þul Fjarða) 982

Sáðs heiti (Þul Sáðs) 985

Heiti for sea-kings (Þul Sea-kings) 987

Heiti for women (Þul Women) 991

Heiti for islands (Þul Islands) 994

Heiti for waves (Þul Waves) 996

Claves metricae

Háttalykill (RvHbreiðm Hl) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 1001

Háttatal (SnSt Ht) — edited by Kari Ellen Gade 1094

Additional Anonymous Poetry

Málsháttakvæði (Anon Mhkv) — edited by Roberta Frank 1213

Lausavísur from AM 732 b 4° (Anon 732b) — edited by Jonathan Grove 1245

Poem about the Phoenix (Anon Phoenix) — edited by R. D. Fulk 1255

Bibliography 1259

Index of First Lines 1303

Indices of Names and Terms 1325

Ethnic Names 1325

Personal Names 1326

Mythical and Legendary Names 1328

Biblical Names 1352

Place Names 1352

Nicknames 1358

Other Names 1359

Indigenous terms 1359

Interest Classification:
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Medieval European history (400-1500) : local & regional history
Scandinavian & Baltic lands
Medieval History (400-1500) : subperiods
Central Middle Ages (c.900 -1250)
Late Middle Ages (c.1300-1500)

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