Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Glúmr Geirason, 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. 266.
This stanza (Glúmr Lv) is the sole lausavísa attributed to Glúmr Geirason. It appears to contain a direct address to King Haraldr gráfeldr ‘Grey-cloak’ (r. c. 961-c. 970), though see Note to l. 3. It is treated as a lausavísa in the medieval sources (see Context), forming part of the public discussion after the fall of King Hákon góði ‘the Good’ at the battle of Fitjar on the island of Storð in Hǫrðaland (Stord, Hordaland) c. 961. On the basis of its content it could alternatively have originated in a longer poem (Fidjestøl 1982, 92). The stanza is preserved in mss of Hkr, ÓT and Fsk: see below.
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