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Note to Sigv Austv 17I

[6] í gǫrðum ‘in the courts’: Ternström (1871, 50) would read í Gǫrðum ‘in Russia’, and Schreiner (1927-9c, 44-5) adopts this reading in support of his hypothesis that Austv is an amalgam of two poems. Sahlgren (1927-8, I, 179-80) also interprets the phrase this way, noting that in that event ens/ins milda ‘of the generous one’ in l. 5 must qualify môl ‘arrangements’ rather than gǫrðum. (Skj B takes gǫrðum ens/ins milda heiðmanns ‘courts of the generous jarl’ together.) For counter-arguments, see Toll (1927-9) and Patzig (1930b, 93-4). Finnur Jónsson (1934a, 16) argues that the claim in Fsk (cf. ÍF 29, 180) that Sigvatr visited Russia is the result of a misinterpretation of this stanza (which is not quoted in Fsk).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skj B = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1912-15b. Den norsk-islandske skjaldedigtning. B: Rettet tekst. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Villadsen & Christensen. Rpt. 1973. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger.
  3. Finnur Jónsson. 1934a. Tekstkritiske bemærkninger til skjaldekvad. Det kgl. danske videnskabernes selskab. Historisk-filologiske meddelelser 20.2. Copenhagen: Levin & Munksgaard.
  4. ÍF 29 = Ágrip af Nóregskonunga sǫgum; Fagrskinna—Nóregs konungatal. Ed. Bjarni Einarsson. 1985.
  5. Sahlgren, Jöran. 1927-8. Eddica et Scaldica. Fornvästnordiska studier I-II. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  6. Patzig, Hermann. 1930b. ‘Sigvats Ostfahrt’. ZDA 67, 87-96.
  7. Schreiner, Johan. 1927-9c. ‘Olav den hellige og nabolandene’. HT(N) 28 (5 ser. 7), 22-76.
  8. Ternström, Alfred. 1871. Om skalden Sighvat Thordsson och tolkning af hans Austrfararvísur, Vestrfararvísur och Knútsdrápa. Lund: Ohlsson.
  9. Toll, Hans. 1927-9. ‘Målet och sätten för Sigvat skalds Svitjodresa’. HT(N) 29 (5 ser. 7), 541-4.
  10. Internal references
  11. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘Fagrskinna (Fsk)’ 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, pp. clix-clxi.
  12. R. D. Fulk 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Sigvatr Þórðarson, Austrfararvísur’ 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. 578.

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