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Atli litli (Atli)

11th century; volume 3; ed. R. D. Fulk;

Poem about Óláfr kyrri (Ól) - 1

The nickname litli ‘the Short’ is given in Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 275), where Atli (Atli) is identified as a skald of King Óláfr kyrri ‘the Quiet’ Haraldsson (r. 1067-93; see SkP II, lxxxviii-lxxxix); hence the assumption that the present helmingr is about Óláfr. Nothing further is known of Atli or his poetry.

Poem about Óláfr kyrri — Atli ÓlIII

R. D. Fulk 2017, ‘ Atli litli, Poem about Óláfr kyrri’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 16. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1111> (accessed 6 December 2021)

stanzas:  1 

Skj: Atli lítli: Et digt om kong Olaf kyrre, o. 1070 (AI, 413, BI, 383); stanzas (if different): [v]

SkP info: III, 16

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1 — Atli Ól 1III

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Cite as: R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2017, ‘Atli litli, Poem about Óláfr kyrri 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 16.

Øx rýzk — eisur vaxa —
(allmǫrg) — loga hallir —
(hús brenna) — gim geisar —
— góðmenni fellr — blóði.

Øx rýzk blóði, eisur vaxa, allmǫrg hús brenna, hallir loga, gim geisar, góðmenni fellr.

An axe is reddened with blood, embers proliferate, very many buildings burn, halls blaze, fire rages, a good man falls.

texts: Skm 378, SnE 380

editions: Skj Atli lítli: Et digt om kong Olaf kyrre (AI, 413; BI, 383); Skald I, 190, NN §896; SnE 1848-87, I, 506-9, II, 354, 454, 537, 602, III, 106, SnE 1848, 102, SnE 1931, 178, SnE 1998, I, 98.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 38v, 29 - 38v, 30 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 40v, 5 - 40v, 5 (SnE)  transcr.  image  
DG 11 (U) 40v, 22 - 40v, 22 [1-2] (SnE)  transcr.  image  
AM 748 I b 4° (A) 13v, 26 - 13v, 27 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 757 a 4° (B) 6r, 25 - 6r, 26 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 744 4°x (744x) 38r, 7 - 38r, 10 (SnE)  transcr.  image  
AM 748 II 4° (C) 8r, 11 - 8r, 12 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 4r - 4r  transcr.  image  
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