Occurrence 17485
(formerly occ/694)

ὁ πάντα κόσμον ἐν | λόγω κτίσας πάλιν· |
καὶ νῦν δὲ σώζων | ὡς φιλάν(θρωπ)ος φύσει·
τῆ σωστικῆ σου δέσποτ(α) | προμηθεία·
σύμπρατ|τε τῶ γράψαντι καὶ κε|κτημένω·
ἐν σοὶ | γάρ ἐστιν ἡ βροτῶν | σωτηρία·
δαυϊτη|κὴ πέφυκα δέλ|τος ἀσμάτων·
φέρου|σα τῶ γράψαντι φέρ|τατον κλέος· |
θεόγραφον χάριν δὲ. | τῶ κεκτημένω·
καὶ | μανθάνουσιν εὐκλε|ᾶ τὴν καρδίαν·
κ(αὶ) τοῖς | βλέπουσιν ἐνθεεστά|τους νόας·
ψάλλουσι | δ' ἆσμα, πν(εύματο)ς χορηγία(ν)· |
ἀλλὰ κινῶν ὁ δα(υὶ)δ | ἐμμελῶς τὴν κινύ|ραν·
τὸ τὸν σαοὺλ | ἔφευγε πνεῦμα συ|στρέφον·
ἄδοντες | ἡμεῖς ψαλμικοτά|τους λόγους·
ἐχθρῶν || νοητῶν συμπατοῦ|μεν τὰς κάρας·
τοῦ | πν(εύματο)ς τὰ θεῖα τόξα κ(αὶ) | βέλη·
τείνας ὁ δα(υί)δ | ψαλμοκινήτω λύρα· |
ἅπασαν ὄντως πρὸσβο|λὴν ἐναντίαν·
βάλλει | τιτρώσκει κ(αὶ) διώκει κ(αὶ) | τρέπει·
πιστῶν δὲ πά(ν)|των πρὸς θ(εὸ)ν πτεροῖ φρέ|νας·
καὶ τῶν χαμερ|πῶν ἐξανιστᾶ φρο(ν)|τίδων
πρὸς τὴν ἐν έργοις | ψυχικὴν σωτηρίαν +
Text source DBBE (Inspection of a reproduction of the manuscript)
Text status Text completely known
Date 1058
Manuscript VATICAN CITY - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - Vat. gr. 752 [1058-1059]
Place in Manuscript f. 17r-17v
Palaeographical information Written in epigraphische Auszeichungsmajuskel with golden ink, in two columns.
The epigram is not written by one of the main scribes, but by another, contemporary hand. Cf. D'Aiuto (2016: 83): "appartiene con ogni verosimiglianza alla mano di un rubricatore e/o ornatista professionista, un chrysographos".
Contextual information The epigram consists of four well-known poems, which are here presented as one long epigram: vv. 1-5 (type 5237), vv. 6-11 (type 4568), vv. 12-15 (type 3628) and vv. 16-22 (type 3878).

This long dedicatory epigram precedes the Psalms accompanied by a catena.
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Comment Devreesse (1950: 267) gives only the first and the last verse.
Image source(s) https://digi.vatlib.it/view/MSS_Vat.gr.752.pt.1/0030
Number of verses 22
Related occurrence(s)

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