Occurrence 17252
(formerly occ/417)

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∙:∙ ἄπιθι κάλει δα(υὶ)δ ἐκ τ(ῶν) ποιμνίων:
- ὁ ἄγγελος πρὸ(ς) τὸν δα(υί)δ· -
ἕπου βάδιζε συντόνως νεανία:
- ὁ δα(υι)δ πρὸ(ς) τ(ὸν) ἄγγελ(ον) -
τί χρῆμα, ποῖ καλεῖς με πάντιμον κάρα;
- ὁ ἄγγε(λος) -
ἔα προβάτων ἀγέλ(ας) βαῖνε δρόμωι: ||
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δείδω πέφρικα θρεμμάτ(ων) ἐρημία(ν):∙
- ὁ ἄγγελο(ς) πρὸ(ς) τ(ὸν) δα(υι)δ· -
∙:∙ μὴ δὴ τρέσης ἕκητι μήλων ἀλλ' ἕπου:∙
- ὁ προφή(της) σαμουὴλ πρὸ(ς) τ(ὸν) δα(υί)δ:∙ -
∙:∙ παῖ, δεῦρο καὶ σὺ τοῦ κέρως πείραν λάβε:
- ὁ ἰεσαί· -
ὢ θαῦμα καιν(ὸν) ὢ θεοῦ θαυμασίω(ν)· ||
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ὁρᾶτ' ἐλαίου ῥεῖθρον ἀφθόν(ως) ῥέο(ν);
- ὁ προφήτ(ης)· -
ἦπου, μέγιστον ἐν βοτοῖς ἕξει κλέος·
- ὁ λαός:∙ -
ἰδοὺ προφήτου ῥῆσις εἰλήφει πέρας:∙ ||
τὸν γὰρ φυσῶντ(α) καὶ μάτην ὠγκωμέ(νον):
θρασὺν γολιὰδ βάρβαρον μιαιφόνο(ν)·
ῥώμηι τὲ πάντων ἐξόχως ὑπερφέρει(ν):
δοκοῦντα ῥίψας ἰδίωι τέμνει ξίφη·
Type(s) [5342] Ἄπιθι, κάλει Δαυὶδ ἐκ τῶν ποιμνίων (26 verses)
Text source DBBE (Inspection of a reproduction of the manuscript)
Text status Text completely known
Date 1066
Manuscript LONDON - British Library - Add. 19352 [1066]
Place in Manuscript f. 189v-191r
Michael Mermentoulos (11th c.) - RGK: I.131 - VGH: 138.E - PBW: Michael/115/ (abbas of the Monastery of Stoudios < Konstantinoupolis < Turkey, kathegoumenos of the Monastery of Stoudios < Konstantinoupolis < Turkey, sygkellos of the Monastery of Stoudios < Konstantinoupolis < Turkey)
Theodoros of Kaisareia (11th c.) - RGK: I.131 - VGH: 138.E
Palaeographical information Written in gold ink, in epigraphische Auszeichnungsmajuskel. The non-metrical 'speaker indications', written in golden minuscule in margine or inter lineas, are added between hyphens here to clarify the dialogue.
Contextual information The epigram, conceived as a dialogue, follows the Psalms and accompanies a series of miniatures depicting important moments of David's life: David being called from his flock (ff. 189v-190r), Samuel anointing David (ff.190r-v), David meeting Saul enthroned (f. 190v) and the defeat of Goliath (f. 191r).
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Image source(s) http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Viewer.aspx?ref=add_ms_19352_f189v
Number of verses 15

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