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Steinn Herdísarson (Steinn)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

3. Óláfsdrápa (Óldr) - 16

Steinn was the great-grandson of the Icel. poet Einarr skálaglamm ‘Tinkle-scales’ Helgason (EskálI) and a kinsman of Stúfr inn blindi ‘the Blind’ Þórðarson (Stúfr; see the genealogy in SnE 1848-87, III, 607 and Genealogy IV in ÍF 5). At the battle of the river Nissan in 1062 he was on board the ship of his kinsman, Úlfr stallari ‘the Marshal’ Óspaksson (Úlfr). Steinn was a court poet of Haraldr harðráði ‘Hardrule’ Sigurðarson and his son Óláfr kyrri ‘the Quiet’ Haraldsson (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 275). Two poems, NizarvísurVísur about the Nissan’ (Steinn Nizv), and ÓláfsdrápaDrápa about Óláfr’ (Steinn Óldr) survive of his poetic oeuvre, and another st., ÚlfsflokkrFlokkr about Úlfr’ (Steinn Úlffl), is usually assigned to a poem about Úlfr Óspaksson.

Óláfsdrápa (‘Drápa about Óláfr’) — Steinn ÓldrII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Steinn Herdísarson, Óláfsdrápa’ 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. 367-81.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16 

Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa, o. 1070 (AI, 409-13, BI, 379-83); stanzas (if different): 1 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17

SkP info: II, 380

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15 — Steinn Óldr 15II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Steinn Herdísarson, Óláfsdrápa 15’ 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, p. 380.

Hilmir gefr ok hjalma,
(hirð) svát enskis virðir,
(konungs prýða þau klæði)
kynstórr firum brynjur.
Dyggr lætr þungar þiggja
þengill af sér drengi
— vás launar svá vísi
verðung — Hôars gerðar.

Kynstórr hilmir gefr firum brynjur ok hjalma, svát virðir enskis; þau klæði prýða hirð konungs. Dyggr þengill lætr drengi þiggja af sér {þungar gerðar Hôars}; svá launar vísi verðung vás.

The highborn ruler gives men byrnies and helmets without holding back; those clothes adorn the king’s retinue. The loyal lord lets his warriors receive from him {the heavy garments of Hárr <= Óðinn>} [BYRNIES]; thus the leader repays his troop for hardship.

texts: H-Hr 242, Mork 116

editions: Skj Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa 16 (AI, 413; BI, 382); Skald I, 190; Mork 1867, 130, Mork 1928-32, 296, Andersson and Gade 2000, 284-5, 483 (Ólkyrr); Fms 6, 447-8 (Ólkyrr ch. 7); F 1871, 261 (Ólkyrr).

sources

GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 21r, 22 - 21r, 22 (Mork)  image  image  image  image  image  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 80v - 80v (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 56vb, 23 - 56vb, 23 (H-Hr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 56va, 13 - 56va, 15  image  image  image  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 359r, 25 - 359v, 6  image  
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