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Arn Hardr 1II

Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Haraldsdrápa 1’ 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. 261-2.

Arnórr jarlaskáld ÞórðarsonHaraldsdrápa
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Rauð, en rýrt varð síðan
— rann eldr of sjǫt manna —
frána egg á Fjóni,
Fjónbyggva lið, tyggi.

Tyggi rauð frána egg á Fjóni, en lið Fjónbyggva varð síðan rýrt; eldr rann of sjǫt manna.

The sovereign [Haraldr] reddened his bright blade in Fyn, and the troop of Fyn-dwellers was then diminished; flame ran through settlements of men.

Mss: (553v), 39(26va), F(48ra), E(19v), J2ˣ(278r) (Hkr); H(52r), Hr(38ra) (H-Hr)

Readings: [1] varð: vann H, Hr    [2] manna: om. Hr    [4] ‑byggva: so F, E, Hr, ‑byggja Kˣ, 39, J2ˣ, H

Editions: Skj AI, 349, Skj BI, 322, Skald I, 163, NN §958; Hkr 1893-1901, III, 147, ÍF 28, 133-4, Hkr 1991, 645 (HSig ch. 52), F 1871, 223-4, E 1916, 68; Fms 6, 294 (HSig ch. 70), 12, 153; Whaley 1998, 268-9.

Context: Haraldr Sigurðarson and his lieutenant Kálfr Árnason are harrying in Denmark. Anchored off Fyn (Fjón), the king sends Kálfr ashore on a disastrous expedition in which he and other Norwegians are slain. When Haraldr discovers this he takes terrible revenge by plundering and killing, as Arnórr says.

Notes: [All]: See also Hharð Lv 8.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Fms = Sveinbjörn Egilsson et al., eds. 1825-37. Fornmanna sögur eptir gömlum handritum útgefnar að tilhlutun hins norræna fornfræða fèlags. 12 vols. Copenhagen: Popp.
  3. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. NN = Kock, Ernst Albin. 1923-44. Notationes Norrœnæ: Anteckningar till Edda och skaldediktning. Lunds Universitets årsskrift new ser. 1. 28 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  5. Whaley, Diana, ed. and trans. 1998. The Poetry of Arnórr jarlaskáld: An Edition and Study. Westfield Publications in Medieval Studies 8. Turnhout: Brepols.
  6. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  7. Hkr 1893-1901 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1893-1901. Heimskringla: Nóregs konunga sǫgur af Snorri Sturluson. 4 vols. SUGNL 23. Copenhagen: Møller.
  8. Hkr 1991 = Bergljót S. Kristjánsdóttir et al., eds. 1991. Heimskringla. 3 vols. Reykjavík: Mál og menning.
  9. F 1871 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1871. Fríssbók: Codex Frisianus. En samling af norske konge-sagaer. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  10. E 1916 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1916. Eirspennill: AM 47 fol. Nóregs konunga sǫgur: Magnús góði – Hákon gamli. Kristiania (Oslo): Den norske historiske kildeskriftskommission.
  11. Internal references
  12. Not published: do not cite (HSigII)
  13. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, Lausavísur 8’ 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. 49-50.
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