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Hallr Snorrason (HSn)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 2

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.

Lausavísur — HSn LvII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘ 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. <> (accessed 29 June 2022)

stanzas:  1   2 

Skj: Hallr Snorrason: 2. Lausavísur (AI, 535-6, BI, 516-17)

in texts: Flat, Sv

SkP info: II, 636-8

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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).
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