Type 2895
(formerly typ/996)

Πέτρου μαθητὴς τῆς πέτρας Χριστοῦ πέλων
διδάσκαλος πέφηνας ἄμφω καὶ μέγας
εὐαγγελιστὴς δεύτερος τοῦ Κυρίου
τῆς μυριόχλου πληθύος τῶν θαυμάτων·
ὅλην μὲν ὡς φῶς λαμπρύνων οἰκουμένην
πᾶσαν δὲ τὴν Αἴγυπτον ἐκ πλάνης λύσας.
Διὸ προθύμως μαρτυρήσας καὶ τέλος
εὔχριστον εὑρών, Μάρκε, καὶ παρρησίαν
ἔχων κατ’ ἄμφω πρὸς τὸν ὄντως δεσπότην
τὸν τὴν σοφήν σου δέλτον ἐν πιστῷ πόθῳ
τεύξαντα τήνδε ταῖς λιταῖς σου φωτίσας
Θεοῦ με δείξαις δέξιον παραστάτην.
Text source K. Bentein, F. Bernard 2011, A Cycle of Book Epigrams in Honour of the Four Evangelists., Scriptorium, 65, 237-249: 243-244
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
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Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
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Translation(s) Being a pupil of Peter, the rock of Christ, you have shown yourself a teacher as well as a great second Evangelist of the manifold miracles of the Lord. Illuminating the whole world as a light, you have saved entire Egypt from fallacy.
You have suffered a voluntary martyrdom and you have found a blessed end, Mark. Moreover, you have on both grounds freedom of speech with the true Lord. Therefore, may you by your prayers enlighten me, for I have produced your wise book with genuine zeal, and may you show me to be a skillful assistant of the Lord.
Language: English
K. Bentein, F. Bernard 2011, A Cycle of Book Epigrams in Honour of the Four Evangelists., Scriptorium, 65, 237-249: 244
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Number of verses 12
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Last modified: 2021-03-29.