Occurrence 26372
(formerly occ/10427)

Τῶν πρωτοτύπ(ων) οἶδα καὶ τῶν | εἰκόνων,
λέγειν ἀληθῶς τὴν ὑπόστασιν μίαν·
μὴ νῦν δι᾿αὐτόν | καὶ γραφεις ἐν εἰκόνι,
ὁ βροντόφωνος οὗτος ἐν ζῶσι μέν(ων), ||
ἕως χ(ριστὸ)ς ἔρχεται ἄνωθεν πάλιν,
ἑνίζεται μ(ὲν) ἀφανῶς | τούτω τύπω,
ὡς ζῆν ἀληθῶς καὶ πνέειν τὴν εἰκόνα,
τῆς | εὐστοχίας τῆς γραφῆς τῆς εἰκόνος.
ἀλλ᾿ἀντιδοίης ὑλικοῦ κόσμ(ου) | μάκαρ,
ὅν σοι κατεσκεύασα πίστεως ζέσει·
θεόδωρ(ος) σὸς | οἰκέτης ὁ μανέλης,
αὔλον ἀπόλαυσιν εἰς ἐδὲμ μέσην :- + +
Type(s) [7054] Τῶν πρωτοτύπων οἶδα καὶ τῶν εἰκόνων (12 verses)
Text source DBBE
Text status Text completely known
Date 13th c.
Manuscript BUCHAREST - Biblioteca Academiei Române 508 [13th c.]
Place in Manuscript p. 314-315
Palaeographical information According to Grünbart (2007: 104-106) the scribe copied the verses in the wrong order. They should be read as follows: 1, 2, 4-8, 3, 9-12.

v. 5: the scribe wrote α, γ and β above the words χ(ριστὸ)ς ἔρχεται ἄνωθεν, in order to indicate that the correct word order is Χριστὸς ἄνωθεν ἔρχεται.
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Subject(s) John (evangelist, saint) (1st c.)
Comment The poem was originally meant to be written on an icon (Grünbart 2007: 104).
Although the content makes it a potential book epigram, it is not used as such in this particular case.
Number of verses 12
Acknowledgements Information on the occurrence courtesy of Reinhart Ceulemans.


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