Type 2977
(formerly typ/1080)

Ἡ τῶν ἀγαθῶν πραγμάτων ἀγγελία
εἴληφε τέλος μηνὶ τῷ δεκεμβρίῳ
ἡμέρα μὲν ἦν τέτρας τῆς ἑβδομάδος
ἴνδικτος ἀνύουσα δέ ἡ δευτέρα·
Χειρὶ γραφεῖσα εὐτελοῦς πρεσβυτέρου
Συνεσίου τοὔνομα, πάντων ἐσχάτου.
ὅσοι δὲ Χριστοῦ ὑποκύπτοντες νόμῳ
†κʹ ἐν ᾗ† ἐκ πόθου σπουδαίως μελετῶντες,
εὔχεσθε αὐτῷ, τῷ ταλανὶ πρεσβύτῃ,
ὅπως διὰ τῶν ὑμῶν εὐχῶν παράσχοι
Χριστὸς αὐτʹ ἄφεσιν πολλῶν ὀφλημάτων·
ἵνα καὶ ὑμεῖς μισθὸν λήψεσθε πάντες
παρʹ αὐτοῦ τοῦ αἴροντος τὰς ἁμαρτίας.
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Reader-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Translation(s) 'The tidings of good deeds have come to an end in the month December. It was the fourth day of the week, and the second year of the current indiction. They were written by the hand of the humble presbyter called Synesius, the lowest of all. All of you who bow to the law of Christ and pursue it diligently out of desire, pray for this miserable priest, so that by your prayers Christ may grant him remission of his many debts, and that all of you too obtain a reward of him who takes away the sins'.
K. Bentein, K. Demoen 2012, The Reader in Eleventh-Century Book Epigrams, in F. Bernard, K. Demoen (eds.), Poetry and its Contexts in Eleventh-century Byzantium, Farnham/Burlington, 69-88: 76
Number of verses 13

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