Occurrence 21079
(formerly occ/4802)

Χ(ριστ)ὲ ἀρωγὸς φάνηθι μ᾽ ἐς ἀεὶ τοῖς τῶν χειρῶν ἔργοις.
Type(s) [4575] Χριστὲ ἀρωγὸς φάνηθι μ᾽ ἐς ἀεὶ τοῖς τῶν χειρῶν ἔργοις (1 verse)
Text source A. Tselikas, 1977, Δέκα αἰῶνες ἑλληνικῆς γραφῆς (9ος-19ος αἰ.), Athens: 47
Text status Text completely known
Date 14th-15th c.
Manuscript ATHENS - Mouseio Benaki - Τ. Α. 221 [14th-15th c.]
Place in Manuscript f. 101v
Palaeographical information Lappa-Zizica - Rizou-Kouroupou (1991: 165): 'μελάνι ἐρυθρό.'
Metre(s) Decapentasyllable
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Subject(s) Jesus Christ (10 BC-1 BC - 30-33)
Comment Stefanides (1905: 605):
'Ἐν τέλει τῶν εἰς τὴν πρὸς Ἐφεσίους ὁμιλιῶν φέρεται τὸ κρυπτογράφημα τόδε:
υὲθ'Ϡσζλὼφθ'νβαϚξὲὼθ' εϚ' ψλϚὼψσνυεϚϠσνἐϠζλϚω
μεθ' ὃ τάδε· + "Χε (= Χριστέ) ἀρωγὸς φάνη θΐμες (= φάνηθι μου ;) τοῖς τῶν χειρῶν ἔργοις". Ταῦτα εἶναι ἁπλῆ τοῦ κρυπτογραφήματος μετάφρασις· ἡ ἀκατανόητος λέξις θΐμες παραμένει καὶ ἐν τῇ ἀνεξαρτήτως τῆς κειμένης μεταφράσεως ταύτης ἑρμηνείᾳ τοῦ κρυπτογραφήματος'.

According to Lappa-Zizica - Rizou-Kouroupou (1991: 165), the cryptographic inscription is followed by a decoded version in a different hand:
'καὶ ἡ ἀνάγνωσή του, μελάνι μαῦρο, χέρι 4 μεταγενέστερο: "Χ(ριστ)ὲ ἀρωγὸς φάνηθί μ ἐς ἀεὶ τοῖς τῶν χειρῶν ἔργοις."'
Number of verses 1

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