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"The materials at Snorri's disposal," says Magnusson,2 "were: oral tradition;
written genealogical records; old songs or narrative lays such as ThiodolPs Tale3
of the Ynglingsand Eyvind's HalogaTale; poems of court poets, i.e., historic songs
... Snorri makes his work\a treatise on the conventional vocabulary and
phraseology of skaldshipTfor the guidance of young skalds J The third section of
the Edda is the HattataL or Enu- meration of Metres, and combines three
separate songs ...
... that Snorri became the author of a book which was called Edda; and that this
book contains, in its first section, a prose paraphrase of many of the songs from
the Elder or Poetic Edda, together with a number of quotations from that work.
One poem that he mentions is lacking in the Poetic Edda as we know it :
Heimdallargaldr, the Song or Incarnation of Heimdallr; moreover, he makes
seventeen citations from other poems which, although lost to us, evidently formed
portions of ...
It is said in old songs, that from these the days were reckoned, and the tale of
years told, as is said in Voluspa: The sun knew not where she had housing; The
moon knew not what might he had; The stars knew not where stood their places.
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LibraryThing ReviewРецензія користувача - JVioland - LibraryThing
Norse sagas written in Iceland around 1210 by Snorri Sturluson (I couldn't possibly have made up that name!). It records histories and traditions of the Norse people. Some material is gruesome, but then we're dealing with a people who hoped to die in battle! Читати огляд повністю
LibraryThing ReviewРецензія користувача - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing
I was initially surprised that I knew all of the stories in The Prose Edda, but then I realised that I've been reading adaptations of them since I was aged 10, so not all that surprising really. It ... Читати огляд повністю