Occurrence 24918
(formerly occ/8910)

+ ἅλμη παθῶν | πλημμύρα,
κατακλύσασα | πνίγει·
ψυχὴν ἐμήν | τάλαιναν·
γένοιτό μοι τάχιστα
ἄμπωτις νᾶμα | ζωῆς·
ποθεινέ μοι ἰ(ησο)ῦ:-
Type(s) [6606] Ἅλμη παθῶν πλημμύρα (11 verses)
Text source DBBE
Text status Text completely known
Date 14th c.
Manuscript PARIS - Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) - gr. 1220 [14th c.]
Place in Manuscript f. 207r
Contextual information The epigram accompanies a poem by Gregory of Nazianzus, carm. II 1, 88: inc. 'Τί σοι θέλεις γενέσθαι | ψυχὴν ἐμὴν ἐρωτῶ'. This poem by Gregory is preceded by a title, which states 'του αὐτου εἰς τὴν ἑαυτου ψυχὴν στίχοι ἡμίαμβοι'. See also Palla 1995-1996: 4-8.

The epigram is followed by a hemiamb from Sophocles Ajax 1087, 'ἕρπει παραλλὰξ ταῦτα', which pertains to the same theme of the passions (cf. Palla 1995-1996: 7).
Metre(s) Heptasyllable
Subject(s) Jesus Christ (10 BC-1 BC - 30-33) - RGK: - VGH: - PBE: - PBW: - PLP: - PMBZ:
Comment The epigram is written in hemiambs.
Image source(s) https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b10722128p/f215.item
Number of verses 11

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