Occurrence 20001
(formerly occ/3616)

Type(s) [3973] Ὥσπερ ξένοι χαίρουσιν ἰδεῖν πατρίδας (4 verses)
Text source DBBE (Inspection of a reproduction of the manuscript)
Text status Text completely known
Date 1447
Manuscript COPENHAGEN - Det Kongelige Bibliothek - Fabr. 94,8° [1447]
Place in Manuscript f. 218v
Iakobos Bounos of Crete < Greece (15th c.)
Contextual information The epigram closes a prose colophon and is followed by 'ἀμήν'.
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Comment Reworking of a known theme into a poem with two different metres.
Boeten-Janse (2018: 87): The last two lines of this occurrence, if read without synizesis, consist of an octasyllabic colon before, and a heptasyllabic colon after, the caesura. In other words, they would result in two decapentasyllabic verses with strong caesurae after the eighth syllable. However, if read with synizesis (‘καὶ ὥσπερ’ = ‘κι ͜ὥσπερ’ and ‘τοιούτῳ’ = ‘τοιο͜ύτῳ’), the same lines would again scan like decatetrasyllables, with a heptasyllabic colon on either side of the caesura at B7. Given the prevalent stress pattern of the first colon (X́XX́XX́XX), it makes more sense to read both lines as decatetra- instead of decapentasyllables."
Number of verses 4
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