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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Snorri Sturluson (SnSt)

13th century; volume 3; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

III. Háttatal (Ht) - 102

Skj info: Snorri Sturluson, Islandsk höfding og skjald, 1178-1241. (AII, 52-79, BII, 60-90).

Skj poems:
1. En drape om Skule jarl
2. Háttatal
3. Af et religiøst digt (?)
4. Lausavísur
4. Lausavísur

prose works

Háttatal — SnSt HtIII

Kari Ellen Gade 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1094.

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Skj: Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal, 1222-23 (AII, 52-77, BII, 61-88)

SkP info: III, 1115

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

10 — SnSt Ht 10III

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 10’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1115.

Jǫrð verr siklingr sverðum;
sundr rjúfa spjǫr undir;
lind skerr í styr steinda;
støkkr hauss af bol lausum.
Falla fólk á velli;
fremr mildr jǫfurr hildi;
egg bítr á lim lýti;
liggr skǫr sniðin hjǫrvi.

Siklingr verr jǫrð sverðum; spjǫr rjúfa undir sundr; skerr steinda lind í styr; hauss støkkr af lausum bol. Fólk falla á velli; mildr jǫfurr fremr hildi; egg bítr lýti á lim; skǫr liggr sniðin hjǫrvi.

The ruler defends the land with swords; spears rip wounds asunder; a coloured shield is cut in the fighting; a skull flies from a headless torso. People fall on the field; the generous prince advances the battle; a blade causes a deformity on a limb; a scalp lies sliced by the sword.

texts: Ht 12, SnE 604

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 10 (AII, 55; BII, 63); Skald II, 37; SnE 1848-87, I, 614-15, II, 370, 379, III, 113, SnE 1879-81, I, 2, 75, II, 8, SnE 1931, 220, SnE 2007, 9; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 7-8.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 46r, 31 - 46r, 33 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 48v, 10 - 48v, 10 (SnE)  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 140, 12 - 140, 14 (SnE)  image  image  image  
DG 11 (U) 47r, 5 - 47r, 5 [1-1] (SnE)  image  
DG 11 (U) 49v, 27 - 50r, 2 (SnE)  image  
AMAcc 18x (Acc18x) 207, 14 - 207, 17  
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