Type 2505
(formerly typ/588)

Οὐρανοῦ ἀστερόεντος ἔφυ σέλας, ὃς μετὰ πότμον
ζωοτόκων λογίων προλιπὼν θεοφάντορας ὕμνους,
ἀνθρώπους ἐδίδαξεν ἰδεῖν θεὸν αἰὲν ἐόντα.
Title(s) Ἐπίγραμμα εἰς τὸν μακάριον Διονύσιον
Text source S. De Groot 2021, Readers' Perspectives on Early Christian Texts. Book Epigrams in the Byzantine Manuscripts of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Gent: 78
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Metre(s) Dactylic hexameter
Subject(s) Pseudo-Dionysios the Areopagite (5th c. - 6th c.)
Tag(s) Praise of the author
Translation(s) Epigram on the blessed Dionysius
He begot the light of the starry sky, he who, after his death,
left behind hymns that reveal God, composed of life-producing sayings
and taught the people to see God who is eternal.
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: 78
Comment The epigram also occurs in the 17th-century manuscript Vat. Urb. gr. 5 (f. 141r).
Bibliography
Number of verses 3
Occurrence(s)
Acknowledgements
Contributor(s)
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 574: "In s. Dionysium (de eccles. hierarchia)"
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