Type 2863
(formerly typ/965)

Πρώην ἀκέστωρ σωμάτων μόνον πέλων
ἐκ τῶν Γαληνοῦ βιβλίων κἰπποκράτους
ψυχῶν ἰατρὸς ὕστερον σοφὸς λίαν
πολλῶν ἐδείχθης ὡς μαθητὴς τοῦ λόγου·
εὐαγγελιστὴς ῥητορεύσας ἐνθέως
τὰ τῆς δι᾿ ἡμᾶς σαρκικῆς παρουσίας
αὐτοῦ μέγιστα τῶν τεραστίων βάθη.
διὸ πρὸς αὐτὸν εὐσθενῆ παρρησίαν,
Λουκᾶ θεόφρον, ἀξίως καὶ νῦν ἔχων,
τὸν πίστεως τεύξαντα καὶ πόθου μέτα
τὴν πάνσοφόν σου τήνδε βίβλον τῶν λόγων
σώζοις λιταῖς σου καὶ καλῶς διεξάγοις.
Title(s) Στίχοι εἰς τὸν ἅγιον Λουκᾶν
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) Luke (evangelist, saint) (1st c.)
Tag(s) Praise of the author
Critical Notes STO
Kitchin, p. 15 (on the basis of O)
Tit. secundum S; ἴαμβος εἰς τ(ὸν) ἅγιον ἀπόστολον κ(αὶ) εὐαγγελιστ(ὴν) λουκᾶν T, εἰς τὸν ἅγιον ἀπόστολον καὶ εὐαγγελιστὴν λουκάν :- στίχοι :- O | 1 μόνων SO Kitchin | 2 γαλινοῦ ST | κ(αὶ) ιπποκράτους S | 3 σοφῶς a.c. S | 5 εὐ ἀγγεληστῆς S, κ(αὶ) εὐαγγελιστὴς T, ἐεὐαγγελιστὴς O | 9 θεόφρων ST | 12 καλῶν T.
Translation(s) Verses on Saint Luke

Formerly, you were a healer of bodies only, with the help of the books of Galen and Hippocrates. But after that, as a pupil of the Word, you have shown yourself a very wise healer of many souls. As an Evangelist you have spoken, by divine inspiration, of the great depths of the marvels of His bodily presence among us.
Since you have now, deservedly, a strong freedom of speech with Him, divinely thinking Luke, may you, with your entreaties, save the man who has, with faith and good intentions, produced this wise book containing your words and may you bring his life to a good end.
K. Bentein, F. Bernard 2011, A Cycle of Book Epigrams in Honour of the Four Evangelists., Scriptorium, 65, 237-249: 244
Number of verses 12

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