Þórðr Særeksson (Sjáreksson) (ÞSjár)
11th century; volume 1; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;
1. Þórálfs drápa Skólmssonar (Þórdr) - 4
2. Flokkr about Klœingr Brúsason (Klœingr) - 1
3. Róðudrápa (Róðdr) - 1
III. Fragments (Frag) - 4
Very little is known about Þórðr Særeksson (or, in a later form, Sjáreksson) (ÞSjár). Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 253, 257, 274, 281) lists him among the poets of Eiríkr jarl Hákonarson (r. c. 1000-c. 1014) and King Óláfr Haraldsson (S. Óláfr, d. 1030). According to ÓT (1958-2000, II, 322-3) Þórðr went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land during the reign of Óláfr Haraldsson, and, arriving in Syria, met Óláfr Tryggvason, who is said to have escaped from the battle of Svǫlðr (c. 1000). Óláfr greeted Þórðr warmly and sent his regards to Þórðr’s kinsman-in-law (mágr), the famous Icelander Hjalti Skeggjason. In some mss Þórðr is referred to as Svartsson or svartaskáld, probably from a misreading of his patronymic (see LH I, 603-5 and Introduction to Róðudrápa (Róðdr) below). In addition to the poems edited here (Þórálfs drápa Skólmssonar (Þórdr), Flokkr about Klœingr Brúsason (Klœingr) and Róðdr), three fragments of Þórðr’s poetry are preserved in SnE and one in LaufE (ÞSjár Frag 1-4III); these fragments are edited in SkP III. Þórðr’s oeuvre presents difficulties in that the people and events commemorated there span some sixty-five years, from c. 961 (Þórdr) to c. 1026 (Róðdr), so that it must be assumed either that he was exceptionally long-lived or that Þórdr was composed after a lapse of several years or decades; see further Introduction to that poem.
Flokkr about Klœingr Brúsason —
Kari Ellen Gade 2012, ‘ Þórðr Særeksson (Sjáreksson), Flokkr about Klœingr Brúsason’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 241. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1418> (accessed 7 December 2021)
Skj: Þórðr Særeksson: 1. Et digt om Klœingr Brúsason (AI, 327, BI, 302); stanzas (if different): [v]
SkP info: I, 241
1 — ÞSjár Klœingr 1I
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| Kx ||Bruɴo allvallz iɴe | eldr hyck at sal feldi | eímr scꜹt a her hrími | hálfgǫr við nið sialfa |
| 321x ||Brunnu allvalldr jnni. elldr hygg ec at. sal felldi. | eimr skaut a her hrimi. halfger vid Nið sealfa.
| A ||brvnnv allvallz inni ælldr hygg at sal fælldi æimr skꜹ́t a her hrimi half | ger við níð sialfa .
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