Occurrence 18545
(formerly occ/1904)

Type(s) [2824] Ἀρχὴ καλῶν τέλος τε, Χριστέ, δόξα σοι (1 verse)
Text source DBBE (Inspection of a reproduction of the manuscript)
Text status Text completely known
Date 1321
Manuscript METEORA - Mone Metamorphoseos 539 [1321]
Place in Manuscript f. 390v
Theoktistos (1301-1350)
Contextual information The epigram is preceded by a colophon in prose and is followed by another epigram, inc. 'πόνημα χειρῶ(ν) | ἀθλίου θε|οκτίστου'. Thereafter follows the title 'ἱερομονάχου', followed by the date.
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Subject(s) Jesus Christ (10 BC-1 BC - 30-33)
Comment The date which follows the epigrams contains one numeral which has become illegible: 'ετ(ους) ,ϛω(?) | ιν(δικτιῶνο)ς ε''. According to Bees' autopsy of the manuscript, this missing numeral could either be λ, ξ or ϟ. Bees states that the dating cannot be entirely certain, but he proposes ,ϛωϟ' (6890 = 1381/2) as date. (1998 [1967]: 531, 675). Based on comparative (paleographical and content-) analysis with a collection of Viennese manuscripts, however, Hunger and Kresten (1980: 195-196) argue that the manuscript should be dated to ,ϛωλ' (6830 = 1321/2).
Image source(s) https://ntvmr.uni-muenster.de/community/modules/papyri/?zoom=46&left=-4&top=-380&site=INTF&image=32701/0/7690/10/1941
Number of verses 1
Acknowledgements Inspection of the manuscript image was possible by courtesy of the 'Institut für Neutestamentliche Textforschung'.


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