Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 52 (Hrókr inn svarti, Hrókskviða 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 346.
notes: The clear implication of this refusal to compare
man with man is that Vifill is so far beneath the normal standards that
warriors must measure up to that even swineherds would show greater courage. Implicit
here also is the notion that people not of the warrior class in early
Scandinavia could not possess noble qualities.
texts: ‹Hálf 52›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga IX 2 (AII, 265; BII, 286-7); Skald II, 150; Hálf 1864, 31, Hálf 1909, 120, FSGJ 2, 124, Hálf 1981, 133, 190-1; Edd. Min. 44.