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Ólhv Hryn 3II

Lauren Goetting (ed.) 2009, ‘Óláfr hvítaskáld Þórðarson, Hrynhenda 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. 660-1.

Óláfr hvítaskáld ÞórðarsonHrynhenda
234

text and translation

Þing stofnuðu jǫfrar ungir;
jarl veitti svǫr ræsi snarla;
hersar báru á hilmi dýran
— hjaldrs fýstu þeir — sakar kaldar.
Alt lagði þá frǫmuðr frægða
— fekk sætt af því stillir rekka —
snildar skýrs ok seldi várar
sitt mál í kné lituðs stála.

Ungir jǫfrar stofnuðu þing; hersar báru kaldar sakar á dýran hilmi; þeir fýstu hjaldrs; jarl veitti ræsi snarla svǫr. {Frǫmuðr frægða} lagði þá alt mál sitt í kné {snildar skýrs lituðs stála} ok seldi várar; af því fekk {stillir rekka} sætt.
 
‘Young lords called an assembly; hersar brought hostile charges against the worthy ruler; they were eager for battle; the jarl gave the king replies quickly. The promoter of glorious deeds [WARRIOR = Skúli] then put his entire case into the hands of the eloquent reddener of weapons [WARRIOR = Hákon] and gave pledges; by this the leader of men [RULER = Skúli] attained reconciliation.

notes and context

Hákon and his followers brought charges against Skúli at an assembly in Bergen, and Skúli defended himself with a long, clever speech. A reconciliation between Hákon and Skúli was effected by the archbishop and bishops in attendance there.

See also Anon (Hák) 2.

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Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Óláfr Þórðarson hvítaskáld, 2. Et hrynhent digt 3: AII, 93-4, BII, 105, Skald II, 56, NN §2279; E 1916, 563, F 1871, 483, Hák 1910-86, 477, Hák 1977-82, 90, Flat 1860-8, III, 108.

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