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Þórðr Særeksson (Sjáreksson) (ÞSjár)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

3. Róðudrápa (Róðdr) - 1

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 ðudrápa (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.

notes
LP: ÞSjár(Sær)

Róðudrápa — ÞSjár RóðdrI

Kari Ellen Gade 2012, ‘ Þórðr Særeksson (Sjáreksson), Róðudrápa’ 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. 242. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1419> (accessed 26 January 2022)

stanzas:  1 

Skj: Þórðr Særeksson: 3. Róðudrápa, o. 1031 (AI, 329, BI, 303); stanzas (if different): [v]

SkP info: I, 243

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1 — ÞSjár Róðdr 1I

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Átti Egða dróttinn
Áleifr þrimu stála
við ágætan Jóta
ǫðling, þanns klauf hringa;
skaut nær skarpt at móti
Skônunga gramr hônum;
Sveins vasa sonr at reyna
slær; þaut ulfr of hrævi.

texts: Flat 545, Fsk 147, ÓH 107 (104), ÓHHkr 101 (II 101), ÓHLeg 38 [5-8], Hkr 302 (II 101)

editions: Skj Þórðr Særeksson: 3. Róðudrápa (AI, 329; BI, 303);

Skald I, 154; Hkr 1893-1901, II, 366, ÍF 27, 281 (ÓHHkr ch. 150); ÓH 1941, I, 438 (ch. 140), Flat 1860-8, II, 281; ÓHLeg 1922, 61, ÓHLeg 1982, 146-7; Fsk 1902-3, 165 (ch. 27), ÍF 29, 187 (ch. 32).

sources

Lbs fragm 82 (K) 1ra, 18 - 1ra, 22 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  
Holm perg 2 4° (Holm2) 52v, 10 - 52v, 12 (ÓH)  image  
Thott 972 folx (972x) 381va, 24 - 381va, 24 (ÓH)  image  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 198r, 2 - 198r, 9 (ÓH)  image  
AM 36 folx (Kx) 411v - 412r, 7 (ÓH)  image  image  image  
AM 321 4°x (321x) 186, 6 - 186, 8 (ÓH)  transcr.  image  
AM 73 a folx (73ax) 161r, 1 - 161r, 1 (ÓH)  image  
AM 68 fol (68) 50r, 27 - 50r, 27 (ÓH)  image  
Holm perg 4 4° (Holm4) 46vb, 18 - 46vb, 22 (ÓH)  image  
AM 61 fol (61) 112rb, 29 - 112rb, 32 (ÓH)  image  image  
AM 75 c fol (75c) 31v, 20 - 31v, 20 (ÓH)  image  
AM 325 V 4° (325V) 59ra, 31 - 59rb, 3 (ÓH)  image  
AM 325 VII 4° (325VII) 30r, 14 - 30r, 16 (ÓH)  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 182ra, 14 - 182ra, 18 (ÓH)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 115rb, 53 - 115rb, 55 (ÓH)  image  image  image  
GKS 1008 fol (Tóm) 138v, 24 - 138v, 24 (ÓH)  image  
AM 325 IX 2 4° (325IX 2) 4vb, 31 - 4vb, 34 (ÓH)  image  
AM 325 XI 1 4° (325XI 1) 4rb, 8 - 4rb, 8 (ÓH)  image  
DG 8 (DG8) 92v, 14 - 92v, 16 (ÓHLeg)  image  
AM 303 4°x (FskAx) 173, 22 - 174, 5 (Fsk)  image  
AM 301 4°x (301x) 63v, 25 - 64r, 4 (Fsk)  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 454r - 454r  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated