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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þorbjǫrn skakkaskáld (Þskakk)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Erlingsdrápa (Erldr) - 3

Skj info: Þórbjǫrn skakkaskáld, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 534-5, BI, 515-16).

Skj poems:

Þorbjǫrn skakkaskáld ‘Skakki’s Poet’ (Þskakk) is unknown. Finnur Jónsson (Skj) gives his nationality as Icel., but that is conjectural. According to Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 255, 257, 264, 266, 277-8, 281) he composed about Jarl Erlingr skakki ‘the Tilting’ Kyrpinga-Ormsson (d. 1179), Erlingr’s son Magnús (d. 1184) and Sverrir Sigurðarson (d. 1202). Only the three sts from his poetry about Erlingr survive.

Erlingsdrápa — Þskakk ErldrII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘ Þorbjǫrn skakkaskáld, Erlingsdrápa’ 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. 631-5. <> (accessed 1 December 2021)

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Skj: Þórbjǫrn skakkaskáld: Erlingsdrápa, o. 1170 (AI, 534-5, BI, 515-16)

SkP info: II, 635

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

3 — Þskakk Erldr 3II

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Urð dró austan fjarðar
Erlingr at vígingum,
(mein fekk margr af Kœnu
maðr) es hann fór þaðra;
fœrðr vas fleinn meðal herða
Fríreks, ofar nekkvi
skoldi óþarfr ǫldu
illgjarn við tré Bjarni.

texts: H-Hr 355, MErl 3 (III 233), Hkr 615 (III 233)

editions: Skj Þórbjǫrn skakkaskáld: Erlingsdrápa 3 (AI, 535; BI, 516); Skald I, 252; ÍF 28, 394-5 (MErl ch. 20), F 1871, 372, E 1916, 239; Fms 7, 303-4 (MErl ch. 12).


AM 63 folx (Kx) 708r, 8 - 708r, 15 (Hkr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 81ra, 10 - 81ra, 13 (Hkr)  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 68r, 10 - 68r, 12 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 378r, 5 - 378r, 12 (Hkr)  image  
AM 42 folx (42x) 65v, 20 - 65v, 20 (Hkr)  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 137r, 2 - 137r, 2 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 88vb, 18 - 88vb, 18 (H-Hr)  image  
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