Hallr Snorrason (HSn)
12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;
Lausavísur (Lv) - 2
III. Magnússdrápa Erlingssonar (Magndr) - 1
Skj info: Hallr Snorrason, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 535-6, BI, 516-17).
1. Af en drape om Magnus Erlingsson(?)
Hallr Snorrason (HSn) is otherwise unknown. According to Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 255, 264, 277), he was one of Magnús Erlingsson’s poets. A possible fragment of a panegyric to Magnús (edited in SkP III) is preserved in SnE (Skm) and attributed to ‘Hallr’ (see HSn MagndrIII), whom scholars tend to identify with Hallr Snorrason (see SnE 1848-87, III, 643; LH 1894-1901, II, 76; Fidjestøl 1982, 160). Otherwise the only extant poetry by Hallr is the two lvv. below. The name of the poet is given in full in all mss.
Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Hallr Snorrason, Lausavísur’ 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, pp. 636-8.
Skj: Hallr Snorrason: 2. Lausavísur (AI, 535-6, BI, 516-17)
in texts: Flat, Sv
SkP info: II, 636-8
The two lvv. below (HSn Lv 1-2) are recorded in mss 327, Flat, E and 81a of Sv (327 is the main ms.). They are both attributed to Hallr, and they were recited on the same occasion (see Context below).