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Snorri Sturluson (SnSt)

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

III. Háttatal (Ht) - 102

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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, 1176

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64 — SnSt Ht 64III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 64’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1176.

Vafði lítt, es virðum mœtti,
vígrœkjandi framm at sœkja;
skerðir gekk í skúrum Hlakkar
Skǫglar serks fyr roðnum merkjum.
Ruddisk land, en ræsir Þrœnda
Ribbungum skóp bana þungan;
Gunnarr skaut und Gera fótar
grimsetta il hjarna kletti.

 

{The battle-promoter} [WARRIOR] hesitated little to rush forward when he met the men; {the notcher {of Skǫgul’s shirt}} [BYRNIE > WARRIOR] advanced in {Hlǫkk’s showers} [BATTLE] before the reddened banner. The land was cleared, and {the ruler of the Þrœndir} [NORWEGIAN RULER = Skúli] created a harsh death for the Ribbungar; Gunnarr pushed {his crag of the brain} [HEAD] beneath the grim-set sole of Geri’s foot.

context: Snorri gives the stanza as an example of óbreytt hrynhent ‘unchanged flowing-rhymed’, that is, hrynhent without variation. Unlike in the previous hrynhent stanza, the even lines (with the exception of l. 4) are no longer trochaic, and the first internal rhyme falls in metrical positions 2 or 3. In Hák the stanza is cited in the same context as st. 63 above, either consecutively or with a brief prose link.

notes: The top of fol. 51r in R is partly damaged and difficult to read, and W is the main ms. for this stanza.

texts: Flat 838, Hák 14, Ht 67, SnE 659

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 64 (AII, 69; BII, 79); Skald II, 44; SnE 1848-87, I, 678-9, III, 128, SnE 1879-81, I, 11, 81, II, 24-5, SnE 1931, 242, SnE 2007, 28; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 40; E 1916, 509, F 1871, 427, Hák 1910-86, 364, Hák 1977-82, 45, Flat 1860-8, III, 46.

sources

AM 242 fol (W) 148, 12 - 148, 14 (SnE)  image  image  image  
GKS 2367 4° (R) 50v, 36 - 51r, 3 (SnE)  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 150r, 20 - 150r, 23 (Hák)  transcr.  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 92rb, 32 - 92rb, 36 (Hák)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 42 folx (42x) 105v, 10 - 105v, 17 (Hák)  transcr.  image  
AM 81 a fol (81a) 78rb, 14 - 78rb, 19 (Hák)  transcr.  image  
Holm perg 8 fol (8) 42v, 26 - 42v, 29 (Hák)  transcr.  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 168va, 16 - 168va, 18 (Hák)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 352r, 10 - 352r, 17  image  
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