Occurrence 17156
(formerly occ/282)

Type(s) [3172] Ψυχὴ Νέρωνος ἡ τυραννικωτάτη (6 verses)
Text source DBBE (Inspection of a reproduction of the manuscript)
Text status Text completely known
Date 10th c.
Manuscript PARIS - Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) - gr. 224 [10th c.]
Place in Manuscript f. 6v
Palaeographical information The text is written in gold in alexandrinische Auszeichnungsmajuskel.

The text accompanies an illuminated miniature of St Paul who sits on a throne and writes his Epistle(s). The image is surrounded by decoration, where the epigram is written in the following order: up, right (clockwise) and then left, down (anti-clockwise).

On the next folio, there is an image of St John Chrysostom sitting on a throne and Theodoretos and Oecumenios attending him while being in the two sides (left and right), where there are two epigrams too.

See also Harley 7551 which is a Collotype circa 1880 of Paris gr. 224, cf Nares (1808c: 535): "Pictura secunda tres habet figuras; unam stantis, duas sedentium. Supra caput stantis scribitur, Ἰωάννης, ἡ δόξα τῆς ἐκκλησίας, λόγους ἑρευνῶν τους ἀπορρήτους παύλου. Supra sedentem, in dextra οἰκουμένιος, supra alium Θεοδώριτος. Circa oras picturarum etiam inscriptiones pinguntur, de Nerone, Paulo, &c. Scilicet, circa priorem: Ψυχη Νερωνος η τυραννικωτατη".
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Image source(s) https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b10515748z/f20.image
Number of verses 6
Related occurrence(s)

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