Occurrence 19946
(formerly occ/3553)

Στιχοι δια ιαμβικῶν μέτρων εἰς το ψαλτήριον
 
Ἡ μουσικὴ μὲν ὀρφεως πᾶλαι λύρα,
ἕλληνες ἥν ὄφησαν οἱ μυθογράφοι
ἅπαντα τοῖς κρούμασιν ἕλκειν ἀθρόον,
καὶ θαῦμα ταύτην μεῖζον εἶναι θαυμάτων,
τοιοῦτον οὐδὲν ἐτραγώδησεν μέλος,
οἵους ὁ Δαυὶδ ἐξετράνωσεν λόγους·
πᾶσαν γὰρ ἐξαίρουσι μοῦσαν ὀργάνων,
σύμφωνον ἐξᾴδουσαν ᾠδὴν ᾀσμάτων.
Παρῆκεν Ὀρφεύς καὶ σεσίγηκεν λύρα·
θέλγει γὰρ οὔτι δένδρα καὶ ζῷα πλάνη,
Δαυὶδ δὲ νῦν πάρεστι καὶ λαλεῖ ξένα,
καὶ τῇ θεοφθόγγῳ τε μέλπει κινύρᾳ,
ἠχεῖ τὰ θεῖα καὶ κροτεῖ παρρησίᾳ,
ἐν γῇ μελῳδεῖ καὶ συνᾴδει τοῖς ἄνω·
καὶ κύκλα παμπόνηρα δαιμόνων τρέπει,
παύει δὲ τῇ σύριγγι τῆς εὐρυθμίας,
ὡς οἷα δυσκάθεκτα δεινὰ θηρία,
ὁρμὰς παθῶν τε καὶ λογισμοὺς ἀστάτους·
ἕλκει βροτοὺς καὶ πρὸς ὕμνον προτρέπει,
καὶ συγχορεύειν ἀγγέλοις ἐπιτρέπει·
καὶ γὰρ σοφίζει καὶ πλατύνει καρδίαν,
καὶ νοῦν καθαίρει καὶ μεταίρει τῶν κάτω,
καὶ ζῆ τὸ πνεῦμα καὶ καταυγάζει φραίνας,
(καὶ) χειραγωγεῖ πρὸς τρίβους σωτηρία[ς].
This is a partially unknown text. The numbers on the left are there for reference purposes only and do not necessarily correspond with the actual verse number.
Type(s) [3932] Ἡ μουσικὴ μὲν Ὀρφέως πάλαι λύρα (24 verses)
Text source G. Parpulov, 2014, Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, Plovdiv: 222-223
Text status Text partially unknown
Date 951
Manuscript OXFORD - Bodleian Library - Auct. D. 4.1 [951]
Place in Manuscript f. 35r
Person(s)
Scribe
Anthimos (10th c.) - RGK: I.21 - VGH: 82.F - PMBZ: 22613: "Personenkennziffer: 20460"
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Subject(s)
Comment Limited to the title and the first and the last verse, the text source is Sevcenko (2000: 326), who gives a diplomatic transcription of this portion of text.
Bibliography
Number of verses 24
Related occurrence(s)
Acknowledgements
Creator(s)
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