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Bǫlverkr Arnórsson (Bǫlv)

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

Drápa about Haraldr harðráði (Hardr) - 8

Nothing is known about Bǫlverkr except that, according to Fsk (ÍF 29, 245) and Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 275), he was the brother of the skald Þjóðólfr Arnórsson (ÞjóðA). See also Finnur Jónsson in SnE 1848-87, III, 590-1.

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.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8 

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

SkP info: II, 289

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

3 — Bǫlv Hardr 3II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Bǫlverkr Arnórsson, Drápa about Haraldr harðráði 3’ 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. 289.

Snjallr rauð í styr stillir
stôl ok gekk á mála;
háðisk hvert ár síðan
hildr, sem sjalfir vilduð.

Snjallr stillir rauð stôl í styr ok gekk á mála; hildr háðisk hvert ár síðan, sem sjalfir vilduð.

The valiant ruler reddened swords in battle and entered paid service; war was waged every year thereafter, as you yourself wanted.

texts: Flat 1019, H-Hr 84, MH 50

editions: Skj Bǫlverkr Arnórsson: Drape om Harald hårdråde 3 (AI, 385; BI, 355); Skald I, 178, NN §2036; Fms 6, 135 (HSig ch. 3); Flat 1860-8, III, 292, Mork 1928-32, 62, Andersson and Gade 2000, 134, 472 (MH).

sources

AM 66 fol (H) 21v, 27 - 21v, 27 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 16va, 23 - 16va, 23 (H-Hr)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 192vb, 13 - 192vb, 13 (Flat)  image  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated