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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

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.

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

SkP info: II, 293

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8 — Bǫlv Hardr 8II

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Leiðangr bjótt af láði
(lǫgr gekk of skip) fǫgru,
gjalfrstóðum reist grœði
glæstum, ár et næsta,
skokkr lá dýrr á døkkri,
Danir vôru þá, bôru,
(skeiðr sá herr fyr hauðri
hlaðnar) illa staðnir.

editions: Skj Bǫlverkr Arnórsson: Drape om Harald hårdråde 8 (AI, 386-7; BI, 356-7); Skald I, 179, NN §§1793, 1793C, 3396Q; ÍF 28, 109-10 (HSig ch. 32), F 1871, 211, E 1916, 54; ÍF 29, 251 (ch. 55); Mork 1867, 51, Mork 1928-32, 156, Andersson and Gade 2000, 195, 475 (MH); Flat 1860-8, III, 335 (MH); Fms 6, 252 (HSig ch. 47); SnE 1848-87, I, 498-9, II, 450, 599, SnE 1931, 175, SnE 1998, I, 94.

sources

AM 63 folx (Kx) 541r, 19 - 541r, 26 (Hkr)  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 23rb, 30 - 23rb, 30 (Hkr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 45va, 27 - 45va, 30 (Hkr)  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 15v, 22 - 15v, 24 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 269v, 9 - 269v, 16 (Hkr)  image  
AM 303 4°x (FskAx) 261, 23 - 262, 6 (Fsk)  image  
GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 8v, 39 - 8v, 39 (Mork)  image  image  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 197va - 197va (Flat)  image  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 44r, 21 - 44r, 21 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 31vb, 12 - 31vb, 12 (H-Hr)  image  
GKS 2367 4° (R) 38r, 30 - 38r, 31 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 40r, 5 - 40r, 5 (SnE)  image  
AM 748 I b 4° (A) 13r, 26 - 13r, 27 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 748 II 4° (C) 7v, 8 - 7v, 9 (SnE)  image  image  
AM 301 4°x (301x) 96v, 17 - 96v, 21 (Fsk)  
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