Type 2157
(formerly typ/206)

Τόνος τέτευχεν ἀμβλύν, ὦ φίλος, πόθον,
ἔρως δέδειχε τοῦ ποθουμένου κόπον·
κόπῳ μίμησαι κἀν πόθῳ πλείστῳ φίλει
καὶ πεῖραν πύθῃ ἀρρήτου θεωρίας
αἱροῦσαν, ἐκτίλλουσαν σῆς ψυχῆς ἄλγη,
τήκουσαν, καθαίρουσαν ἅπαντα ῥύπον,
ἄγουσαν καὶ φέρουσαν πρὸς θεοπτίαν,
εἰς ὑψοποιῶν ἀναβάσεων βάθη
τῆς ἀρχιφώτου μακαρίας τριάδος.
Text source K. Bentein, F. Bernard, M. De Groote, K. Demoen 2009, Book Epigrams in Honor of the Church Fathers: Some Inedita from the Eleventh Century, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies (GRBS), 49(2), 281-294: 292
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) John Klimax (6th c. - 7th c.) - PMBZ: 13914: "Personenkennziffer: 2791"
Tag(s)
Translation(s) Exertion has alleviated my desire, dear friend;
love for what is desired has revealed the toiling(?).
Imitate by toiling, love with the utmost desire,
and hear about the experience of unutterable contemplation;
it takes away and removes the sorrow of your soul,
it dissolves and purifies all filth,
it carries and brings you towards the vision of the divine,
towards the depths of exalting contemplations
of the blessed Triad, the source of light.
Language: English
K. Bentein, F. Bernard, M. De Groote, K. Demoen 2009, Book Epigrams in Honor of the Church Fathers: Some Inedita from the Eleventh Century, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies (GRBS), 49(2), 281-294: 292-293
Bibliography
Number of verses 9
Occurrence(s) [17379] τόνος τέτευχεν ἀμβλὺν ὦ φίλος πόθον
SINAI - Mone tes Hagias Aikaterines - gr. 422 (f. 274r)
(9 verses)
Acknowledgements
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 780: "In Ioann. Climaci Scalam Paradisi"
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Last modified: 2021-03-25.