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Hskv Hardr 1II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Halldórr skvaldri, Haraldsdrápa 1’ 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, p. 493.

Halldórr skvaldriHaraldsdrápa
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Magnús fekk þar miklu
— margs gengis naut — lengri
— valr nam vǫll at hylja
varmr — fylkingararma.

Þar fekk Magnús miklu lengri fylkingararma; naut margs gengis; varmr valr nam at hylja vǫll.

There Magnús got much more extended ranks of troops; he enjoyed the advantage of a large following; warm carrion began to cover the field.

Mss: (629v), 39(41rb), F(67rb), E(47v), J2ˣ(337r), 42ˣ(32r) (Hkr); H(113v), Hr(75ra) (H-Hr)

Readings: [1] þar: þar er E, J2ˣ, 42ˣ    [2] naut: so Hr, naut hann all others;    lengri: lengi Hr    [3] valr: vallr E, H, ‘valid’ Hr    [4] varmr: varma 42ˣ

Editions: Skj AI, 488, Skj BI, 460, Skald I, 226; ÍF 28, 281 (MbHg ch. 2), Andersson and Gade 2000, 360-1, F 1871, 310, E 1916, 166; Fms 7, 178 (MbHg ch. 4).

Context: The helmingr describes the battle of Färlev.

Notes: [All]: According to Hkr (ÍF 28, 280-1), Magnús’s army numbered 7,200 men, whereas Haraldr only had 1,800 warriors. Magnús marshalled his troops so that the wings of his army surrounded the forces of Haraldr. — [4] fylkingararma ‘ranks of troops’: See also Hharð Lv 1/1 and Note.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Fms = Sveinbjörn Egilsson et al., eds. 1825-37. Fornmanna sögur eptir gömlum handritum útgefnar að tilhlutun hins norræna fornfræða fèlags. 12 vols. Copenhagen: Popp.
  3. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. Andersson, Theodore M. and Kari Ellen Gade, trans. 2000. Morkinskinna: The Earliest Icelandic Chronicle of the Norwegian Kings (1030-1157). Islandica 51. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.
  5. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  6. F 1871 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1871. Fríssbók: Codex Frisianus. En samling af norske konge-sagaer. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  7. E 1916 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1916. Eirspennill: AM 47 fol. Nóregs konunga sǫgur: Magnús góði – Hákon gamli. Kristiania (Oslo): Den norske historiske kildeskriftskommission.
  8. Internal references
  9. 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].
  10. Not published: do not cite (MbHgII)
  11. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, Lausavísur 1’ 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. 42-3.
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