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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Bǫlverkr Arnórsson, Drápa about Haraldr harðráði, 7 [Vol. 2, 292]

[8] rómǫldu ‘war’: Lit. ‘battle-wave’. For the translation of rómalda ‘war’ see Kock (NN §2037A) and ÍF 28, 102 n. After the reconciliation between Magnús and Haraldr, they launched a joint attack on Denmark the following year (1047), and after Magnús’s death (1047), Haraldr harried in Denmark almost every summer. His raids on Denmark culminated in the battle of the Nissan (Niz) in 1062 and his final victory over Sveinn Úlfsson.


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