Occurrence 21746
(formerly occ/5601)

κόχλον θαλάττης τὴν βίβλον νομιστέον:
ὥσπερ γὰρ αὔτη πρὸς μεσημβρινὰς φλόγας:
πτύξιν διαστείλασα τὸν κεκρυμμένον:
φαίνει διαυγάζοντα μάργαρον κάτω:
οὕτω νοείσθω δέλτος ἡ προκειμένη:
ἥτις πόθω ζέοντι τῶν θεοφρόνων:
ἀναπτυγεῖσα τὸν νοητὸν τοῦ λόγου:
λάμποντα πᾶσι μαργαρίτην δεικνύει:
ὃν εἴ τις εἰσδὺς εἰς νοημάτων βάθος:
ἐκεῖθεν ἐμπόρευμα τοῦτον λαμβάνει:
οὐκοῦν ὁ τοῖσδε τοῖς λόγοις ἐντυγχάνων:
πολλῶν δι’ αὐτῶν ἐμφορεῖται κρειττόνων:
πολλῶν ἀφράστων ἀξιοῦται θαυμάτων:
Type(s) [5033] κόχλον θαλάττης τὴν βίβλον νομιστέον (13 verses)
Text source DBBE
Text status Text completely known
Date 11th c.
Manuscript ROME - Biblioteca Angelica gr. 110 (S.2.5) [12th-15th c.]
Place in Manuscript f. 3r
Palaeographical information Written in 'epigraphische Auszeichnungsmajuskel'.
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Subject(s) John Chrysostom (saint)
Comment Stefec (2011: 333) edited the text as part of the epigram inc. 'τὴν βίβλον εἴ τις τήνδε τοῦ Χρυσοστόμου', although the division between the two epigrams is clear in the manuscript by the decorative marks at the beginning of each poem.
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Number of verses 13

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