Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Óláfr Tryggvason, Lausavísa’ 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. 384.
This eight-line fornyrðislag stanza on the subject of drinking-horns (ÓTr Lv 2) is spoken by Óláfr Tryggvason in the prose sources, but is wisely described as ‘scarcely genuine’ (næppe ægte) by Finnur Jónsson (Skj). It is only preserved in Helga þáttr Þórissonar (Helg) in the D-class mss of ÓT: 62, Flat, and also 54, which here follows a D-class exemplar. Flat has a good, comprehensible text and a more complete second helmingr, but 62 and 54 agree against Flat in several important respects, so 62 is presented as main ms. here, with variants from 54, and the Flat text is printed complete in the Notes. In the main part of Skj B, I, 144-5, Finnur Jónsson printed the Flat text, but in his Addenda et corrigenda (Tillæg og rettelser, Skj BI, 682) he printed a text based on 62.
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