This interface will soon cease to be publicly available. Use the new interface instead. Click here to switch over now.

Cookies on our website

We use cookies on this website, mainly to provide a secure browsing experience but also to collect statistics on how the website is used. You can find out more about the cookies we set, the information we store and how we use it on the cookies page.

Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

login: password: stay logged in: help

Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

III. 4. Stanzas from Laufás Edda (LaufE) - 11

not in Skj

2.4: Stanzas from Laufás Edda — Anon (LaufE)III

Kari Ellen Gade 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Stanzas from Laufás Edda’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 637.

 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 

for reference only:  11x 

in texts: LaufE, LaufE

SkP info: III, 637

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance references search files

 

The ten half-stanzas and couplets edited below, Anon (LaufE) 1-10, are all anonymous stanzas transmitted only in one or more versions of LaufE (on that compilation, see Volume Introduction). The metre of most of these stanzas is dróttkvætt, but st. 2 is in hálfhnept, and sts 9-10 are in fornyrðislag and ljóðaháttr respectively. It is almost impossible to establish dates for this poetry on the basis of metrical and linguistic criteria, and it could well be that some stanzas are later compositions that grew out of new, learned prose environments (see the discussion in the Notes to the respective stanzas; see also Jón Helgason 1966a, 180). They have been normalised to the period 1200-50 (with reservations). Six of the stanzas (sts 1-5, 7) have previously been edited in Skj and Skald, and all stanzas are included in LaufE 1979. Stanzas 8-10 are edited in Jón Helgason (1966a).

© Skaldic Project Academic Body, unless otherwise noted. Database structure and interface developed by Tarrin Wills. All users of material on this database are reminded that its content may be either subject to copyright restrictions or is the property of the custodians of linked databases that have given permission for members of the skaldic project to use their material for research purposes. Those users who have been given access to as yet unpublished material are further reminded that they may not use, publish or otherwise manipulate such material except with the express permission of the individual editor of the material in question and the General Editor of the volume in which the material is to be published. Applications for permission to use such material should be made in the first instance to the General Editor of the volume in question. All information that appears in the published volumes has been thoroughly reviewed. If you believe some information here is incorrect please contact Tarrin Wills with full details.