Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Bǫlverkr Arnórsson (Bǫlv)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Drápa about Haraldr harðráði (Hardr) - 8

Skj info: Bǫlverkr Arnórsson, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 385-7, BI, 355-7).

Skj poems:
Drape om Harald hårdråde

Drápa about Haraldr harðráði — Bǫlv HardrII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Bǫlverkr Arnórsson, Drápa about Haraldr harðráði’ 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. 286-93.

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Skj: Bǫlverkr Arnórsson: Drape om Harald hårdråde (AI, 385-7, BI, 355-7)

Full edition, translation and commentary for this verse can be found in the printed volume II, pp. 286-8. See the Brepols website for more information. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant). Do not refer to this site when using the text below.

1 — Bǫlv Hardr 1II

Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Bǫlverkr Arnórsson, Drápa about Haraldr harðráði 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. 286-8.

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Mildingr straukt of mækis
munn, es lézt af gunni;
holds vant hrafn of fyldan
hrás; þaut vargr í ási;
en gramr (né frák fremra
friðskerði þér verða)
austr vast ár et næsta
ǫrðiglyndr í Gǫrðum.

texts: Flat 1015, Fsk 181, H-Hr 79, HSig 3 (III 78), MH 46, ÓH 168 (164), Hkr 457 (III 78)

editions: Skj Bǫlverkr Arnórsson: Drape om Harald hårdråde 1 (AI, 385; BI, 355); Skald I, 178; ÍF 28, 69-70 (HSig ch. 2), F 1871, 193, E 1916, 34; ÓH 1941, I, 581 (ch. 232); ÍF 29, 227 (ch. 51); Fms 6, 131-2 (HSig ch. 2); Flat 1860-8, III, 289, Mork 1928-32, 58, Andersson and Gade 2000, 131, 471 (MH).

sources

AM 63 folx (Kx) 521v, 10 - 521v, 17 (Hkr)  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 18vb, 3 - 18vb, 3 (Hkr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 42ra, 7 - 42ra, 10 (Hkr)  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 10r, 12 - 10r, 14 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 257r, 31 - 257v, 5 (Hkr)  image  
Holm perg 2 4° (Holm2) 69r, 11 - 69r, 13 (ÓH)  image  
Thott 972 folx (972x*) 538va, 6 - 538va, 13 (ÓH)  image  image  
Thott 972 folx (972x*) 538vb - 538vb (ÓH)  image  image  
AM 321 4°x (321x) 260, 17 - 260, 21 (ÓH)  transcr.  image  
AM 73 a folx (73ax) 203v, 27 - 203v, 27 (ÓH)  image  
Holm perg 4 4° (Holm4) 64vb, 2 - 64vb, 7 (ÓH)  image  
AM 325 VII 4° (325VII) 39r, 4 - 39r, 5 [1-1] (ÓH)  image  
AM 325 V 4° (325V) 82rb, 17 - 82rb, 23 (ÓH)  image  
AM 61 fol (61) 126rb, 34 - 126rb, 34 (ÓH)  image  image  
GKS 1008 fol (Tóm) 156v - 156v (ÓH)  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 199vb - 199vb (ÓH)  image  
OsloUB 371 folx (FskBx) 60r - 60r (Fsk)  image  
AM 303 4°x (FskAx) 226, 11 - 226, 18 (Fsk)  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 21r, 18 - 21r, 18 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 16ra, 32 - 16ra, 32 (H-Hr)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 192rb, 59 - 192rb, 61 (Flat)  image  image  
AM 51 folx (51x) 54r, 32 - 54v, 5 (Fsk)  image  
AM 301 4°x (301x) 83v, 13 - 83v, 17 (Fsk)  
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