Type 2528
(formerly typ/616)

Ὅστις βούλεται τὸ φῶς ἐκεῖνο βλέψαι,
Ὀφείλει ταῦτα φυλάττειν ἐν καρδίᾳ·
Παθῶν σαρκικῶν καὶ λογισμῶν ἀρχείων,
Ὄρκου τε παντός, θυμοῦ καὶ τραχῆς δέ,
Καὶ περισπασμοῦ καὶ τῆς μνησικακίας,
Καὶ τοῦ μὴ κρῖναι τὸ σύνοχον ἀνθρώπους,
Εἶναι δὲ αὐτὸν λογικὸν καὶ τοὺς φρένας,
Καθαρόν τε τῶν σαρκικῶν μολυσμάτων,
Πρᾶον, ταπεινόν, ἡσύχιον ὑπάρχειν,
Ἐξαγγελτικὸν καὶ τῆς εἰρήνης τέκνον,
Ἐγκρατῆ εἶναι βρωμάτων καὶ πομάτων,
Καὶ τῇ προσευχῇ σχολάζειν ἀνενδότως,
Ἐν πᾶσι τούτοις, ἀρχὴν καὶ τέλος ἔχειν,
Τὸ κεφάλαιον ἀρετῶν, τὴν ἀγάπην.
Text source J. Pitra, 1868, Iuris ecclesiastici Graecorum historia et monumenta (vol. 2), Rome: 170
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Reader-related epigram
Person(s)
Poet
John Chrysostom (saint)
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Tag(s) Address to the reader
Comment Text source Pitra (1868: 170) revised by DBBE.

Bibliography
Number of verses 14
Occurrence(s)
Acknowledgements
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 553: "Ioann. Chrysostomus*, Versus paraenetici in methodum orationis"
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