Type 2003
(formerly typ/90)

Καὶ νόον αἰγλήεντα λίπες καὶ γνῶσιν ἐόντων
νύκτα δι᾿ ἀμβροσίην τὴν οὐ θέμις ἐξονομῆναι.
Title(s) Ἐπίγραμμα εἰς τὸν μακάριον Διονύσιον εἰς τὸ περὶ μυστικῆς θεολογίας
Text source S. De Groot 2021, Readers' Perspectives on Early Christian Texts. Book Epigrams in the Byzantine Manuscripts of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Gent: 69
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s)
Metre(s) Dactylic hexameter
Subject(s) Pseudo-Dionysios the Areopagite (5th c. - 6th c.)
Tag(s)
Translation(s) Epigram on the blessed Dionysius, on the work On the Mystical Theology
You left behind a radiant mind and knowledge of what exists,
Through the immortal night that should not rightfully be called by its name.
Language
English
Source(s)
S. De Groot 2021, Readers' Perspectives on Early Christian Texts. Book Epigrams in the Byzantine Manuscripts of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Gent: 69
Comment Written in almost correct dactylic verse.

This poem closely resembles another epigram in honour of Ps.-Dionysius the Areopagite with the following incipit: 'Ἀγγελικῶν γραφίδων ἀμαρύγματα πολλὰ κιχήσας'. It has the same metre, the same length and the same content as this poem.

The epigram also occurs in the 17th-century manuscript Vat. Urb. gr. 5 (f. 205r).
Bibliography
Number of verses 2
Occurrence(s)
Acknowledgements
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 378: "In s. Dionysium (de mystica theologia)"
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