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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þórarinn Skeggjason (ÞSkegg)

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

Haraldsdrápa (Hardr) - 1

Skj info: Þórarinn Skeggjason, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 400, BI, 368).

Skj poems:
En drape om Harald hårdråde

Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 275) lists Þórarinn Skeggjason (ÞSkegg) among the poets of Haraldr harðráði, but he is otherwise entirely unknown. His patronymic suggests that he may have been a brother of the Icel. poet and lawspeaker Markús Skeggjason (Mark; d. 1107), who, according to Ari fróði ‘the Learned’ Þorgilsson, had a brother named Þórarinn (see ÍF 1, 22; SnE 1848-87, III, 604-5; LH 1894-1901, I, 637). The helmingr below is the only poetry attributed to Þórarinn.

Haraldsdrápa — ÞSkegg HardrII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘ Þórarinn Skeggjason, Haraldsdrápa’ 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. 294-5. <> (accessed 29 June 2022)


Skj: Þórarinn Skeggjason: En drape om Harald hårdråde, o. 1050-60 (AI, 400, BI, 368); stanzas (if different): [v]

SkP info: II, 294-5

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1 — ÞSkegg Hardr 1II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Þórarinn Skeggjason, Haraldsdrápa 1’ 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. 294-5.

Náði gørr enn glóðum,
Grikklands, jǫfurr handa,
stólþengill gekk strǫngu
steinblindr aðalmeini.

Jǫfurr náði enn gørr {glóðum handa}; {stólþengill Grikklands} gekk steinblindr strǫngu aðalmeini.

The prince obtained even more {embers of the hands} [GOLD]; {the emperor of Greece} [= Michael Kalaphates] became stone-blind from the violent, major injury.

texts: Fsk 188, H-Hr 95, HSig 11 (III 86), Mork 4, Hkr 465 (III 86)

editions: Skj Þórarinn Skeggjason: En drape om Harald hårdråde (AI, 400; BI, 368); Skald I, 184, NN §879; ÍF 28, 86 (HSig ch. 14), F 1871, 201, E 1916, 42; ÍF 29, 235 (ch. 51); Mork 1867, 14, Mork 1928-32, 83, Andersson and Gade 2000, 147, 472 (MH); Fms 6, 167 (HSig ch. 14).


AM 63 folx (Kx) 530r, 13 - 530r, 16 (Hkr)  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 20vb, 7 - 20vb, 7 (Hkr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 43va, 26 - 43va, 28 (Hkr)  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 12v, 10 - 12v, 11 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 262v, 9 - 262v, 12 (Hkr)  image  
OsloUB 371 folx (FskBx) 63v - 63v (Fsk)  image  
AM 303 4°x (FskAx) 239, 18 - 239, 21 (Fsk)  transcr.  image  
GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 3r, 18 - 3r, 18 (Mork)  image  image  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 28r, 14 - 28r, 14 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 20vb, 2 - 20vb, 2 (H-Hr)  image  
AM 51 folx (51x) 57v, 16 - 57v, 19 (Fsk)  image  
AM 301 4°x (301x) 88v, 1 - 88v, 3 (Fsk)  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 435r - 435r  image  
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