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Note to Þhorn Gldr 9I

[All]: The content of the stanza, praise addressed directly to the king, differs from that of other stanzas of Gldr. It may be the stef ‘refrain’ of the drápa (Vogt 1930a, 172; Engster 1983, 204; Naumann 1998, 239), or it may be a grand finale as in Skj, Skald and this edn (on this see Holtsmark 1927, 53). Fidjestøl (1982, 191) also considers whether the stanza might properly appear at the beginning and offers Arn Hryn 3II for comparison. This is unlikely, however, because the stanza lacks the typical motifs of introductory stanzas, such as a call for a hearing or an announcement of a poem.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. Engster, Hermann. 1983. Poesie einer Achsenzeit: Der Ursprung der Skaldik im gesellschaftlichen Systemwandel der Wikingerzeit. Europäische Hochschulschriften 667. Frankfurt am Main: Lang.
  4. Fidjestøl, Bjarne. 1982. Det norrøne fyrstediktet. Universitet i Bergen Nordisk institutts skriftserie 11. Øvre Ervik: Alvheim & Eide.
  5. Vogt, Walther Heinrich. 1930a. ‘Von Bragi zu Egil: Ein Versuch zur Geschichte des skaldisches Preisliedes’. In Vogt et al. 1930, 170-209.
  6. Holtsmark, Anne. 1927. Þórbjørn Hornklofes Glymdrápa. Oslo: Aschehoug & Co.
  7. Naumann, Hans-Peter. 1998. ‘Glymdrápa’. In RGA, 12, 238-40.
  8. Internal references
  9. Edith Marold with the assistance of Vivian Busch, Jana Krüger, Ann-Dörte Kyas and Katharina Seidel, translated from German by John Foulks 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Þorbjǫrn hornklofi, Glymdrápa’ 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. 73.
  10. Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Hrynhenda, Magnússdrápa 3’ 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. 185-6.

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