Occurrence 18347
(formerly occ/1680)

Ἡδύτατε σεμνὲ υἱέ, ὦ Νικολῶ ἀναγνῶστα,
πῶς ἔδυς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι κἀμὲ ἀφεὶς τῶν ἄνω,
τοῦ κόσμου τῶν φθαρτῶν τερπνῶν, τῶν πολυμόχθων τούτων,
καὶ κλαίω καὶ ὀδύρομαι, υἱέ, τῶν ἀρετῶν σου
καὶ τῶν γραφῶν τῶν ἔργων σου χειρὸς τῆς δεξιᾶς σου.
Οἴμοι, τί πέπονθα, υἱέ, ἄριστε κληρονόμε,
τάλας ὁ θύτης σὸς π(ατ)ήρ, ἀνάξιος ὁ τλήμων
Type(s) [2708] Ἡδύτατε σεμνὲ υἱέ, ὦ Νικολῶ ἀναγνῶστα (7 verses)
Text source G. Danezis 1995, Μερικοί άγνωστοι μάρτυρες γνωστών δημωδών κειμένων, Βυζαντινά, 18, 87-112: 103-104
Text status Text completely known
Date 1419
Manuscript ATHENS - Ethnike Bibliotheke tes Hellados 2468 [1419]
Place in Manuscript f. 2r
Contextual information The verses are preceded by another epigram: Γίνωσκε τιμιώτερον τῆς ἀρετῆς οὐκ ἔνι.
Metre(s) Decapentasyllable
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Number of verses 7

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