Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson (Arn)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Diana Whaley;

5. Haraldsdrápa (Hardr) - 17

Skj info: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 332-54, BI, 305-27).

Skj poems:
1. Rǫgnvaldsdrápa
2. Hrynhenda, Magnúsdrápa
3. Magnúsdrápa
4. Et digt om Hermundr Illugason
5. Þórfinnsdrápa
6. Erfidrápa om kong Harald hårdråde
7. Vers af ubestemmelige digte, samt én lausavísa

Haraldsdrápa (‘Drápa about Haraldr’) — Arn HardrII

Diana Whaley 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Haraldsdrápa’ 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. 260-80.

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Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 6. Erfidrápa om kong Harald hårdråde, o. 1067 (AI, 349-53, BI, 322-6); stanzas (if different): 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19

Full edition, translation and commentary for this verse can be found in the printed volume II, pp. 272-3. See the Brepols website for more information. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant). Do not refer to this site when using the text below.

11 — Arn Hardr 11II

Cite as: Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Haraldsdrápa 11’ 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. 272-3.

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Hafðit brjóst, né bifðisk
bǫðsnart konungs hjarta,
í hjalmþrimu hilmir
hlítstyggr fyr sér lítit,
þars til þengils hersa
þat sá herr, at skatna
blóðugr hjǫrr ens barra
beit dǫglinga hneitis.

texts: Flat 1096, Fsk 241, H-Hr 216, HSig 83 (III 158), MH 127, Mork 95, Hkr 537 (III 158)

editions: Skj Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 6. Erfidrápa om kong Harald hårdråde 14 (AI, 352; BI, 324-5); Skald I, 164; Hkr 1893-1901, III, 209, ÍF 28, 189-90, Hkr 1991, 685 (HSig ch. 92), F 1871, 249, E 1916, 97; Fsk 1902-3, 292 (ch. 59), ÍF 29, 286-7 (ch. 69); Mork 1928-32, 277-8, Andersson and Gade 2000, 272, 481-2 (MH); Flat 1860-8, III, 395 (MH); Fms 6, 418 (HSig ch. 119), Fms 12, 165-6; Whaley 1998, 287-9.

sources

AM 63 folx (Kx) 582v, 4 - 582v, 11 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 53rb, 23 - 53rb, 26 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 27v, 20 - 27v, 22 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 297v, 6 - 297v, 13 (Hkr)  image  
AM 303 4°x (FskAx) 306, 22 - 307, 7 (Fsk)  image  
AM 301 4°x (301x) 113v, 1 - 113v, 5 (Fsk)  
GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 19v, 9 - 19v, 9 (Mork)  image  image  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 204ra, 54 - 204ra, 56 (Flat)  image  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 76r, 5 - 76r, 5 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 54ra, 11 - 54ra, 11 (H-Hr)  image  
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