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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Halli XI Fl 4II

[7] ofrhugi svellr jǫfrum ‘rashness builds up in the kings’: This criticism is reminiscent of Byrhtnoð’s ofermōd ‘pride, insolence’ in The Battle of Maldon (ll. 89-90) and may represent an instance of late Viking Age skaldic poets emulating annalists of the period (Jesch 2005, 198-9). See also Note to Arn Hardr 12/1.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Jesch, Judith. 2005. ‘Geography and Travel’. In McTurk 2005, 119-35.
  3. Internal references
  4. Not published: do not cite (RunVI)
  5. Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Haraldsdrápa 12’ 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. 273-4.


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