Type 1881
(formerly typ/17)

Βροντήεις θεόφωνος Ἰωάννης πανάριστος
πρωτοτόκου σοφίης ὑπεράρχιον εὕρατο ἀρχήν,
πρωτοφανῆ γενετῆρα Θεοῦ Θεὸν αὐτογένεθλον.
Ἔνθεν ὀλεθροτόκων αἱρέσεων ἤμβλυνε φρένα.
Title(s) Ἐπίγραμμα εἰς τὸν ἅγιον Ἰωάννην τὸν Θεολόγον τὸν Εύαγγελιστήν, τὸν ἠγαπημένον μαθητὴν τοῦ Χριστοῦ καὶ ἐπιστήθιον.
Text source A. Kominis 1951, Συναγωγὴ ἐπιγραμμάτων εἰς τοὺς τέσσαρας Εὐαγγελιστάς, Ἐπετηρὶς Ἑταιρείας Βυζαντινῶν Σπουδῶν (EEBS), 21, 254-279: 274
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Metre(s) Dactylic hexameter
Subject(s) John (evangelist, saint) (1st c.)
Tag(s) Praise of the author
Comment Rhoby (2018: 287) presumes that the fourth verse has to be omitted based on metrical reasons.

The epigram also occurs in the 16th-century manuscript Vat. gr. 1090 (cf. Reuss 1941: 181).


Number of verses 4
Related type(s)

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