The Arnamagnean Commission have begun the publication under the title Editiones Arnamagnæanæ of a series of critical editions of texts based on the manuscripts. The works are to be divided according to size between Series A in larger, and Series B in smaller format. Trójumanna saga, edited by stud. mag. Jonna Louis-Jensen, is now issued as the eighth volume of Series A.
The medieval Icelandie Trójumanna saga is preserved in several texts but it has hitherto only been printed from the Hauksbók version, which is much shorter than the others. This means that investigations of the saga have up to now not been based on a sufficient foundation. The aim of the present edition is to provide the necessary basis for subsequent examinations of the relationship between the different redactions of the saga, a problem that is closely tied up with that of the relationship af the saga to its sources. These are first and foremost Dares Phrygius' De Excidio Troiae and the so-called Latin Homer; in addition, among other works, Vergil's Aeneid and Ovid's Heroides and Metamorphoses.