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DBBE ID
typ/350
Θεοῦ διδόντος, οὐδὲν ἰσχύει φθόνος.
Καὶ μὴ διδόντος, οὐδὲν ἀνύει πόνος.
Title
Text status
Provisional text
Based on
Greek title
Poet
Gregory of Nazianzus
Subject
Genre
Scribe-related epigram
Keywords
  • Prayer
  • Completion of the book
  • Spiritual advice to the reader
Metre
Dodecasyllable
Critical notes
In some occurrences κόπος appears as a variant for πόνος (2).
Translation(s)
Hardt (1810: 415):
'Deo volente nil valet invidia, et
non volente nil valet labor'.
Other ID's
Vassis (2005: 338): ’Sententia’
Comments
Vassis (2005: 338):
'Θεοῦ διδόντος, οὐδὲν ἰσχύει φθόνος, Greg. Nazianzenus*, Sententia (...) -> Θεοῦ θέλοντος οὐδὲν ἰσχύει φθόνος'.
Vassis (2005: 338):
'Θεοῦ θέλοντος οὐδὲν ἰσχύει φθόνος Librarii nota (...) -> Θεοῦ διδόντος οὐδὲν ἰσχύει φθόνος'.

These verses are transmitted as Greg. Naz. carm. I.2.32 vv. 127-128 and are re-used as a book epigram in several manuscripts containing Gregory of Nazianzus' works.
Occurrences
Last modified: 2019-04-10