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Anon Sól 65VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 65’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 342-3.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð
646566

Menn sá ek þá,        er minst vildu
        halda helga daga;
hendr þeira        váru á heitum steinum
        neglðar nauðliga.

Ek sá menn þá, er minst vildu halda helga daga; hendr þeira váru neglðar nauðliga á heitum steinum.

I saw men then who least wished to observe holy days; their hands were nailed painfully onto hot stones.

Mss: 166bˣ(48r), papp15ˣ(6v), 738ˣ(83r), 167b 6ˣ(3v), 214ˣ(151v), 1441ˣ(586), 10575ˣ(9r), 2797ˣ(236)

Readings: [1] ek: so papp15ˣ, 738ˣ, 167b 6ˣ, 214ˣ, 1441ˣ, 10575ˣ, 2797ˣ, ek sá 166bˣ;    þá: þar papp15ˣ    [5] heitum: beitum 214ˣ

Editions: Skj AI, 637, Skj BI, 646, Skald I, 314; Bugge 1867, 367, Falk 1914, 38, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 19-20, Fidjestøl 1979, 69, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 93, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 71, 140.

Notes: [All]: Limbs pierced by red-hot nails are frequent in medieval European vision literature. See, e.g., St Patrick’s Purgatory (Easting 1991, 52-3, 131), the Revelation of the Monk of Evesham (Easting 2002, 44-5) and Visio Thurkilli (Schmidt 1978, 21).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. Fidjestøl, Bjarne, ed. 1979a. Sólarljóð: Tydning og Tolkningsgrunnlag. Nordisk Instituts skrifteserie 4. Bergen, Oslo and Tromsø: Universitetsforlaget.
  4. Björn Magnússon Ólsen, ed. 1915a. Sólarljóð: gefin út með skíringum og athugasemdum. Safn til sögu Íslands og íslenzkra bókmenta 5.1. Reykjavík: Prentsmiðja Gutenberg.
  5. Bugge, Sophus, ed. 1867. Norrœn fornkvæði. Islandsk samling af folkelige oldtidsdigte om nordens guder og heroer. Almindelig kaldet Sæmundar Edda hins frøda. Christiania (Oslo): Malling. Rpt. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget 1965.
  6. Easting, Robert, ed. 1991. St Patrick’s Purgatory: Two Versions of Owayne Miles and the Vision of William of Stranton Together with the Long Text of the Tractatus de Purgatorio Sancti Patricii. Early English Text Society, Original Ser. 298. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  7. Easting, Robert, ed. 2002. The Revelation of the Monk of Eynsham. Early English Text Society, Original Ser. 318. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  8. Schmidt, Paul Gerhard, ed. 1978. Visio Thurkilli, relatore, ut videtur, Radulpho de Coggeshall. Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana. Leipzig: Teubner.
  9. Falk, Hjalmar, ed. 1914a. Sólarljóð. Videnskapsselskapets skrifter II. Hist.-filos. kl. 7. 2 vols. Kristiania (Oslo): Dybwad.
  10. Njörður P. Njarðvik, ed. 1991. Sólarljóð. Útgáfa og umfjöllun. Íslensk Rit 10. Reykjavík: Bókmenntafræðistofnun Háskóla Íslands og Menningarsjóður.
  11. Njörður P. Njarðvik. 1993. Solsången. Akademisk avhandling för filosofiedoktorsexamen i nordiska språk. Göteborgs universitet: Institutionen för svensk språket.
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