Occurrence 18717
(formerly occ/2100)

τέλος ἤλειφεν ποικτὴ ἡ τοῦ | μαρτίου:
διὰ χειρός τε ἐμοῦ | τοῦ ἀναξίου:
νείλονος μονά|ζοντος καὶ ἱερέος:
παρακαλῶ || δὲ πάντας π(ατέ)ρας ἀδελφοῦς τε:|
ὁτὰν μέλλετε ταῦτην ἠλειφέ|ναι τὴν δέλτον:
μνήαν ποι|ῆτε τῆς ἐμῆς εὐτελεῖας:
ὅπως |ὁ θ(εὸ)ς καὶ πρύτανοις τῶν ὅλων·|
ἄφεσιν δωρήσειτε τῶν ἐπται|σμένων:
Type(s) [3007] Τέλος εἴληφεν πυκτὴ ἡ τοῦ Μαρτίου (8 verses)
Text source DBBE
Text status Text completely known
Date 1113
Manuscript GROTTAFERRATA - Biblioteca Statale del Monumento Nazionale - Δ. α. VII [1113]
Place in Manuscript f. 138v-139r
Neilos II (12th c.) - VGH: 328.B (abbas of the Monastery of Saint Mary < Grottaferrata < Lazio < Italy)
Palaeographical information Written in red ink in liturgical majuscule.
Bernard (2018: 35-36): "The verses are non-prosodic dodecasyllables. All their endings are paroxytonic, and all of them have a clear caesura after fifth or seventh syllable. But the number of syllables is unstable. Most verses have 12 syllables, but verses 4 and 5 have 14. This becomes understandable if we suppose that Neilos devised his verses on the basis of verse halves, that is, kola of 5 or 7 syllables."
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Image source(s) Lake X, plate 743
Number of verses 8

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