Type 2571
(formerly typ/664)

Ὡς ηὐδόκησεν ὁ κρατῶν στεφηφόρος,
ὡς ἐγγράφως ὥρισεν, ὡς ἔδειξέ μοι,
σπεύσας κατεσκεύασα τὴν πανοπλίαν.
ταῦτ’ οὖν μαθόντες, οἱ κριταὶ τοῦ βιβλίου,
στέργοιτε καὶ βάλοιτε ταῖς εὐφημίαις
τὸν ἀγχίνουν τε καὶ μέγα βασιλέα.
τούτῳ γὰρ ἡ σύμπασα καὶ μόνῳ χάρις.
εἰ γὰρ προσήκει τὴν ἀλήθειαν λέγειν,
εὐμήχανον τὸ χρῆμα, πιπτέτω φθόνος.
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Euthymios Zygabenos - PBW: Euthymios/120/
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) Alexios I Komnenos (1057 - 15/08/1118) - PBW: Alexios/1/
Tag(s) Dedication
Comment In many manuscripts, this poem is immediately preceded by another epigram, inc. 'Πρόγραμμα βίβλου τῆσδε τῆς τῶν δογμάτων'. The two texts are not separated and were possibly meant to be read as one long poem.
Number of verses 9
Related type(s)
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 901: "Euthym. Zigabenus, Praefatio in panopliam dogmaticam"
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Last modified: 2019-06-18.