Occurrence 17929
(formerly occ/1222)

Type(s) [2451] Τυπογραφήσας προσταγῇ βασιλίδος (10 verses)
Text source DBBE
Text status Text completely known
Date 1276-1300
Manuscript VATICAN CITY - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - Vat. gr. 1787 [11th c.]
Place in Manuscript f. 4v
Palaeographical information Written in two columns, to be read horizontally. The epigram was added by a later hand in Fettaugen-Mode, the manuscript dates to the 11th century.
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Patron-related epigram
Comment It is not clear to which typicon these verses refer. Canart (1970:135) considers two options:
1. the typikon of the monastery of the Theotokos τῆς Βεβαίας Ἐλπιδος, founded by Theodora Palaeologina (the wife of the brother of the emperor Michael VIII);
2. the typikon of the monastery Λιβός, founded by the empress Theodora, the wife of Michael VIII.

The second hypothesis is confirmed by De Gregorio (2010: 99-111), who devotes an ample study to the historical context in which the epigram was produced. It is very likely that Metochitas played an important role in this process.
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Number of verses 10

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