Occurrence 17067
(formerly occ/183)

Type(s) [2645] βέλτιστον οὐδὲν ἢ καλῶν γνῶσις λόγων (5 verses)
Text source A. Kominis, 1988, Πατμιακὴ βιβλιοθήκη ἤτοι νέος κατάλογος τῶν χειρογράφων κωδίκων τῆς Ἱερᾶς Μονῆς Ἁγίου Ἰωάννου τοῦ Θεολόγου, Athens: 57
Text status Text completely known
Date 11th-13th c.
Manuscript PATMOS - Mone tou Hagiou Ioannou tou Theologou 22 [11th-13th c.]
Place in Manuscript f. 305v
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Comment This scribal epigram reflects on the value of the content of the ms. (the works of Basil the Great), besides using the traditional motive of the end of the work.

Kominis (1988: 57) and Sakkelion (1890: 11) consider this epigram to be six verses, with the decasyllabic line 'Βέλτιστον οὐδὲν ἢ γραφῆς τέλος' as first verse. Rudberg (1961: 63), however, notes that this line is written by another hand and that the epigram thus consists of five verses, of which the first should be read as 'βέλτιστον οὐδὲν ἢ καλῶν γνῶσις λόγων'.
Number of verses 5

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