Occurrence 23119
(formerly occ/7010)

Τῶν ὑπὲρ ἡμᾶς ὁ γλυκασμὸς ἀγγέλων,
ἡ χαρὰν ἐκβλύζουσα τοῖς λυπουμένοις,
τῶν χριστιανῶν ἡ κραταιὰ προστάτις,
μῆτερ θεοῦ πάναγνε, σεμνὴ παρθένε,
ἀντιλαβοῦ μου κατὰ τόνδε τὸν βίον.
τῷ ἀρχηθήτει Συμεῶνι τῷ τ᾽ ἄλλα
καὶ βασάνων ῥῦσαι με τῶν αἰωνίων
τῶν ἐπερχομένων μοι ἀνθρώπων τὰς κακώσεις
καὶ δός ἡμῖν δύναμιν ὑπομονῆς γε.
Type(s) [5763] Τῶν ὑπὲρ ἡμᾶς ὁ γλυκασμὸς ἀγγέλων (9 verses)
Text source S. Mercati 1970, Lo scriba del codice Ottoboniano greco 441 è il patriarca Constantinopolitano Simeone I, in S. Mercati (ed.), Collectanea Byzantina (vol. 2), Bari, 11-15: 13
Text status Text completely known
Date 1477
Manuscript VATICAN CITY - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - Ottob. gr. 441 [1477]
Place in Manuscript f. 429v
Symeon Amathoisios (1426-1450 - 1486) - RGK: III.593 - VGH: 408.A - PLP: XI.27068 (archithytes, hieromonachos of Trapezous < Turkey, patriarches of Konstantinoupolis < Turkey, thytes)
Palaeographical information The last three verses are preceded, in the left margin, by the letters γ, β and α respectively, which indicates that the order of these verses should be inversed.
Contextual information The epigram is preceded by two other poems of Philes: inc. 'Ἡ τὰς πύλας κλείσασα τῆς ἁμαρτίας' and 'Χαίροις θεοῦ σκήνωμα καθηγνισμένον'.
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Comment The verses 1-5, 7 constitute a poem ascribed to Manuel Philes (see Tsolakis (1971: 336)). The verses 6, 8-9 could be considered additions by the patriach Symeon.
Number of verses 9

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