Occurrence 25953
(formerly occ/9990)

Ἄλλοι μὲν ἄλλους τῶν πάλαι βασιλέων,
αὑτοῖς προαφώρισαν εἰς ταφὴν τόπους·
ἐγὼ δὲ Βασίλειος, πορφύρας γόνος,
ἵστημι τύμβον ἐν τόπῳ γῆς Ἑβδόμου
καὶ σαββατίζο τῶν ἀμετρήτων πόνων
οὓς ἐν μάχαις ἔστεργον, οὓς ἐκαρτέρουν.
οὐ γάρ τις εἶδεν ἠρεμοῦν ἐμὸν δόρυ,
ἀφ' οὗ βασιλεὺς οὐρανῶν κέκληκέ με
αὐτοκράτορα γῆς μέγα βασιλέα,
ἀλλ' ἀγρυπνὸν ἅπαντα τὸν ζωῆς χρόνον
Ῥώμης τὰ τέκνα τοῖς νέας ἐρυόμην
ὁτὲ στρατεύων ἀνδρικῶς πρὸς ἑσπέραν,
ὁτὲ πρὸς αὐτοὺς τοὺς ὅρους τοὺς τῆς ἕω.
καὶ μαρτυροῦσι τοῦτο Πέρσαι καὶ Σκύθαι,
συν οἷς Ἀβασγός, Ἰμαήλ, Ἄραψ, Ἴβηρ.
καὶ νῦν ὁρῶν, ἄνθρωπε, τόνδε τὸν τάφον
εὐχαῖς ἀμείβου τὰς ἐμὰς στρατηγίας.
Type(s) [4616] Ἄλλοι μὲν ἄλλοι τῶν πάλαι βασιλέων (17 verses)
Text source S. Mercati 1970, Sull'epitafio di Basilio II Bulgaroctonos, in S. Mercati (ed.), Collectanea Byzantina (vol. 2), Bari, 226-231: 229-231
Text status Text completely known
Date 1283
Manuscript VENICE - Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana - gr. app. VII 12 [1283]
Place in Manuscript f. 355v
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) Basileios II (958 - 15/12/1025) - PMBZ: 22991: "Personenkennziffer: 20838" (basileus)
Number of verses 17
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