Occurrence 17052
(formerly occ/169)

·:· ἐγω μέν εἰμι σὸς φύλαξ στεφηφόρε·
ὡς ἔγν(ως) αὐτὸ(ς) πραγμάτων τὰς ἐκβάσεις·
ὁ δʹ αὖ γε ῥήσεις καὶ χρυσοῦν φέρων στόμα·
ὁ συγγραφεὺς ἕστηκεν εἰς δυσωπίαν·
αἰτῶν σὺν ἡμῖν γραφέως τοῦ σοῦ χάρι(ν)·
ὅν εὐμενῶς βλέποις τε καὶ τρέφοις ἄναξ.
Type(s) [1918] Ἐγὼ μέν εἰμι σὸς φύλαξ, στεφηφόρε (6 verses)
Text source DBBE
Text status Text completely known
Date 1076-1100
Manuscript PARIS - Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) - Coisl. 79 [1076-1100]
Place in Manuscript f. 2v
Person(s)
Patron
Sabbas (monachos)
Palaeographical information Written in epigraphic Auszeichnungsmajuskel, red ink.
Contextual information The epigram accompanies a miniature depicting John Chrysostom handing over the book to the emperor (Nikephoros Botaneiates), assisted by the archangel Michael. The donator is depicted as a small kneeling figure.
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Patron-related epigram
Subject(s)
Comment Epigram for a book (Coislin. 79) originally intended for Michael VII Doukas, but upon his death slightly adjusted to fit the new emperor Nikephoros Botaneiates.
Date: later years of reign Michael Doukas (1071-1078), and/or (depending on interpretation) reign of Nikephoros Botaneiates (1078-1081).
Image source(s) https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8470047d/f10.item
Bibliography
Number of verses 6
Acknowledgements
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