Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sigvatr Þórðarson (Sigv)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Judith Jesch;

II. Bersǫglisvísur (Berv) - 18

Skj info: Sigvatr Þórðarson, Islandsk skjald, o. 995-o. 1045 (AI, 223-75, BI, 213-54).

Skj poems:
1. Víkingarvísur
2. Nesjavísur
3. Austrfararvísur
4. En drape om kong Olaf
5. Vestrfararvísur
6. Et kvad om Erlingr Skjalgsson
7. Flokkr om Erlingr Skjalgsson
8. Tryggvaflokkr
9. Et digt om dronning Astrid
10. Knútsdrápa
11. Bersǫglisvísur
12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga
13. Lausavísur
14. Et par halvvers af ubestemmelige digte

Bersǫglisvísur (‘Plain-speaking Vísur’) — Sigv BervII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Sigvatr Þórðarson, Bersǫglisvísur’ 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. 11-30.

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Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 11. Bersǫglisvísur, o. 1038 (AI, 251-6, BI, 234-9); stanzas (if different): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 13 | 15 | 18

Full edition, translation and commentary for this verse can be found in the printed volume II, p. 15. 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 The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant).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.

3 — Sigv Berv 3II

Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Bersǫglisvísur 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. 15.

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Fylgðak þeim, es fylgju,
fémildum gram, vildi
(nú eru þegnar frið fegnir),
feðr þínum vel, mína;
vasat á her, með hjǫrvi
hlið, þars stóðk í miðjum
hrœsinn (skal með hrísi)
hans flokki (við þjokkva).

texts: Flat 975, H-Hr 11, MH 6

editions: Skj Sigvatr Þórðarson: 11. Bersǫglisvísur 2 (AI, 251; BI, 235); Skald I, 122, NN §1853A; Fms 6, 39 (Mgóð ch. 22); Flat 1860-8, III, 267, Mork 1928-32, 26, Andersson and Gade 2000, 104-5, 466 (MH); Jón Skaptason 1983, 139, 287-8.

sources

AM 66 fol (H) 4r, 17 - 4r, 19 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 5vb, 32 - 5vb, 32 (H-Hr)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 190ra, 18 - 190ra, 18 (Flat)  image  image  
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