volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;
VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 2
Sigurðr LvVIII (Ǫrv)
Margaret Clunies Ross (forthcoming), ‘ Sigurðr, Lausavísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3171> (accessed 8 December 2021)
SkP info: VIII, 852
2 — Sigurðr Lv 2VIII (Ǫrv 39)
Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 39 (Sigurðr, Lausavísur 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 852.
context: Sigurðr brings Oddr another horn and speaks this
notes: This stanza follows a common pattern of the mannjafnaðr, repeated in Ǫrv 42-8 and 51, in which the challenger mentions a fight or adventure in which he took part, but in which his opponent was notably absent, and implies that this was because of the opponent’s cowardice. Boer (1892b, 131) argued that this stanza’s reference to the Greeks and the Saracens indicates that it could not have been composed before the crusades of the C12th. However, the Serkir and Serkland are mentioned in several skaldic poems of the C11th (LP: Serkir and Serkland) as well as on several Swedish rune stones (see Note to l. 3 below).
texts: ‹Ǫrv 39›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga VII 6 (Sig. - AII, 298; BII, 318); Skald II, 169, NN §2406; Ǫrv 1888, 160, Ǫrv 1892, 79, FSGJ 2, 313; Edd. Min. 66.