Occurrence 26652
(formerly occ/10724)

ἀρχὴν ἁπάν|των καὶ τέλος ποι|οῦ θ(εὸ)ν· |
βίου τὸ κέρδος ἐκβιοῦν | καθ’ ἡμέραν· |
γί(...)σκε (...)γεσθ∙ εἰς | ὑστερον· |
δεινὸν πένεσθαι χεῖρον δ' εὐπορεῖν κακῶς· |
εὐεργετῶν νόμιζε μιμεῖσθαι θ(εὸ)ν· |
ζήτει θεοῦ σοι χρηστότητα χρηστὸς ὤν· |
ἡ σάρξ κρατείσθω καὶ δαμαζέσθω πέδαις· |
θυμὸν χαλίνου μὴ φρενῶν ἔξω πέσης· |
ἰστη μὲν ὀμμα γλῶσσα δὲ στάθμην ἔχοι· |
κλεὶς ὠσὶ κείσθω μηδὲ πορνεύοι γελως· |
λύχνος βίου σοι παντος ἡγείσθω λογος· |
μή σοι τὸ εἶναι τῶ δοκεῖν ὑπεκρέοι· |
νόει τὰ παντα πράσσε δ' ἃ πρασσειν θέμις· |
ξενον σεαυτὸν ἴσθι και τίμα ξένους· |
ὅτ' εὐπλοεῖς μάλιστα μεμνη(...) ζάλης· |
πάντ' εὐχαρίστως τακ' θ(εο)ῦ δέχεσθαι χρή· |
ῥαβδος δικαιου κρεῖσσον ἤ τιμὴ κακοῦ· |
σοφων θυρας ἔκτριβε πλουσίων δὲ μή· |
τὸ μικρὸν οὐ μικρὸν ὅταν (...) μεγ' ἐκφέρει· |
ὕβρις μικρῶν κρατοῦντα φυσᾶσθαι μέγα· |
φύλασσε σαυτὸν | πτῶμα δ' ἄλλου μὴ | γέλα
χαρις φθονεί|σθαι τὸ φθονεῖν δ' αἴσχος | μέγα·
ψ(...) | μᾶλλον ἢ πᾶν τῶ θ(ε)ῶ· |
ὢ τις φυ(...)ει ταυ|τα κ(αὶ) σωθησεται·
Type(s) [6636] Ἀρχὴν ἁπάντων καὶ τέλος ποιοῦ Θεόν (24 verses)
Text source DBBE
Text status Text completely known
Date 941
Manuscript PATMOS - Mone tou Hagiou Ioannou tou Theologou 33 [941]
Place in Manuscript f. 2v
Palaeographical information Written in konstantinopolitanische Auszeichnungsmajuskel.
Some faded passages were rewritten by a later hand, of which some coincide with illegible passages.
Contextual information The epigram is written inside a richly illuminated square frame with four apses, decorated with palmettes and leaf shoots. In the upper corners two birds are depicted, in the lower corners two roe deers.
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Reader-related epigram
Image source(s) Rhoby (2018: 785)
Number of verses 24
Related occurrence(s)

The credits system has been implemented in 2019. Credits from before the new system was in use might be incomplete.

Permalink https://www.dbbe.ugent.be/occurrences/26652
Last modified: 2021-09-13.