Type 1887
(formerly typ/20)

Βροντῆς γόνε, βρόντησον ὑψόθεν μέγα
καὶ σήμανον πῶς ἡ προάρχιος φύσις
Θεὸς βροτός τε καὶ Θεὸς πάλιν μένει.
Δίδου δὲ λύσιν τῶν ὀφλημάτων βίου
Ἰωάννῃ κοσμοῦντι τὸν χρόνου κύκλον
εὐαγγελιστῶν τῶν σοφωτάτων λόγοις.
Text source A. Rhoby, 2018, Ausgewählte Byzantinische Epigramme in Illuminierten Handschriften, Wien: 468-469
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Niketas David Paphlagon (9th c. - 10th c.) - PMBZ: 27866: "Personenkennziffer: 25712" - RGK: - VGH: - PBE: - PBW: - PLP:
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) John (evangelist, saint) (1st c.) - RGK: - VGH: - PBE: - PBW: - PLP: - PMBZ:
Comment The name 'Ioannes' in v.5 (as in Barb. gr. 520, one of the oldest mss) is replaced by other names ('Theophanes' in Sin. 182, 'Manouel' in Constant. Metoch. 275, 'Niketas' in Patm. 334). The epigram from SINAI - Monè tès Hag. Aikaterinès 193, has also been linked to this type due to its minor difference from the type -the last two verses have been reduced to one verse with mention of the scribe.


Number of verses 6
Related type(s) [6646] Πρώτην Θεοῦ γέννησιν ἐκ Πατρὸς γράφων (7 verses) (Variant (other wordings))

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