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Lausavísa — Þham LvII

Þorkell hamarskáld

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Þorkell hamarskáld, Lausavísa’ 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. 414-15.

 

The lv. (Þham Lv) is preserved in Mork (Mork), Fsk Bˣ, FskAˣ (Fsk), Hkr (, 39, F, E, J2ˣ, 42ˣ) and H, Hr (H-Hr). Ms. F is treated as a Hkr ms. here (the variants do not allow for a definite attribution to either Hkr or Mork), and Mork has been chosen as the main ms. The name of the poet is given in Mork and H-Hr (the st. is anonymous in Fsk and Hkr). In AM 761 b 4°ˣ (761bˣ at 467r), Árni Magnússon assigns the st. to Þham Magndr, but that attribution is unlikely because the st. differs stylistically from the sts in Magndr (e.g. the apostrophe to an unknown woman, the report of direct speech). On the other hand, the verb frák ‘I heard’ indicates that the st. cannot have been composed at the time the events it describes took place. It shares features with Anon (Mberf) 2, which details the events leading up to the hanging of Egill, documented in the present st.

References

  1. Internal references
  2. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Heimskringla (Hkr)’ 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 [check printed volume for citation].
  3. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘Fagrskinna (Fsk)’ 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, pp. clix-clxi.
  4. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Hulda and Hrokkinskinna (H-Hr)’ 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 [check printed volume for citation].
  5. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Morkinskinna (Mork)’ 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 [check printed volume for citation].
  6. Kari Ellen Gade and Diana Whaley (eds) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Magnúss saga berfœtts 2’ 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. 829-30.
  7. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Þorkell hamarskáld, Magnússdrápa’ 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. 409-14.
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