Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Oddr Snorrason, 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. 891.
This stanza (OSnorr Lv) is a rare instance of a skaldic stanza in Latin, others being Anon Eccl 1-2VII, while Anon 732b 2III is macaronic. OSnorr Lv appears in mss 310 and Holm 18 of ÓTOdd, which is an Old Norse translation from a Latin original. The Latin verse text is followed by an Old Norse version, Stefnir Lv 1 (q. v. for a joint Introduction to both versions, and for Notes applicable to both). The text here is printed from 310 without normalisation, except for punctuation and capitalisation of proper names. It is included in Skj A but not edited in Skj B or Skald. The metre resembles fornyrðislag but the stanza lacks regular alliteration, and not all the lines scan as fornyrðislag.
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