|Type(s)|| Ψήγματα χρυσᾶ τοῖς Λυδοῖς αἱρεῖ λόγος (226 verses)|
|Text source||DBBE (Inspection of a reproduction of the manuscript)|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Manuscript||ATHOS - Mone Megistes Lauras Β 102 (Eustratiades 222) [11th c.]|
|Place in Manuscript||f. 170r-172v|
|Palaeographical information||Verse 47 is written in the upper margin on f. 170v, most likely as a later addition. Verse initials are written consistently in a different ink (presumably, red-coloured).|
|Contextual information||The summary of each step of the Ladder in the epigram has been provided with a subtitle, written down in the margin. The scribe added marginal scholia as well. (cf. Meesters - Ricceri (2018: 296))
There are numerous superlinear corrections and marks (e.g. numbers to indicate the steps of the Ladder, or rectify the order of words in a line), added presumably by a later hand.
The epigram opens the fourteenth century-part of the manuscript. It precedes the 'Ladder' of John Klimax.
|Comment||Thanks to the note at the end of this poem, we know that this manuscript also originally had another epigram (inc.: 'Ἔχουσιν οἱ λειμῶνες ἄνθη ποικίλα'), but the folios on which it was written are lost (cf. Meesters - Ricceri (2018: 293)).|
|Number of verses||226|
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