Type 1918
(formerly typ/42)

Ἐγὼ μέν εἰμι σὸς φύλαξ, στεφηφόρε,
ὡς ἔγνως αὐτὸς πραγμάτων τὰς ἐκβάσεις·
ὁ δʹ αὖ γε ῥήσεις καὶ χρυσοῦν φέρων στόμα
ὁ συγγραφεὺς ἔστηκεν εἰς δυσωπίαν
αἰτῶν σὺν ἡμῖν γραφέως τοῦ σοῦ χάριν
ὃν εὐμενῶς βλέποις τε καὶ τρέφοις, ἄναξ.
Text source A. Rhoby, 2018, Ausgewählte Byzantinische Epigramme in Illuminierten Handschriften, Wien: 158-159
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Comment Epigram for a book (Coislin 79) originally intended for Michael VII Doukas, but upon his death slightly adjusted to fit the new emperor Nikephoros Botaneiates.
The speaker here is the archangel Michael.
Number of verses 6
Occurrence(s) [17052] ἐγω μέν εἰμι σὸς φύλαξ στεφηφόρε [1076-1100]
PARIS - Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) - Coisl. 79 [1076-1100] (f. 2v)
(6 verses)

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