Occurrence 20250
(formerly occ/3901)

Type(s) [4128] Εἴληφε τέλος ἡ παροῦσα πηξίδα (3 verses)
Text source DBBE (Inspection of a reproduction of the manuscript)
Text status Text completely known
Date 1199
Manuscript GLASGOW - University Library - Hunter 419 (V.4.3.) [1199]
Place in Manuscript p. 352
Gregorios (12th c.) (abbas of the Monastery of the Archangel Michael (the Monastery of the Silent One))
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Comment The poem introduces the rest of the colophon in prose, which is translated in Young (1908: 344): 'From the above colophon we learn that this MS. "was finished in the month of August, 1199" [ς' =6000, ψ' =700, ζ' =7, i.e. 6707-5508 (the year of the creation of the world occording to the era of Constantinople) =1199 A.D.], "in the reign of Alexius (or Alexis) Comnenus III., the Angel," (...) "by the special permission (συνδρομῇ) and at the expense of Gregorius the prior of the monastery of the Archangel Michael, commander in chief of the celestial Hosts (commonly called the monastery of The Silent One (τοῦ κωφοῦ)), where he dedicated it as a memorial gift. Whoever should dare to snatch it thence would find that Angelic General its avenging champion both in this world and in that which is to come"'.
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Number of verses 3
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