Type 3271
(formerly typ/1404)

Σίγησον, Ὀρφεῦ· ῥίψον, Ἑρμῆ, τὴν λύραν·
τρίπους ὁ Δελφοῖς, δῦνον εἰς λήθην ἔτι·
Δαυὶδ γὰρ ἡμῖν πνεύματος κρούων λύραν
τρανοῖ τὰ κρυπτὰ τῶν θείων μυστηρίων,
πληθὺν παλαιῶν ἱστορεῖ τεραστίων,
κινεῖ πρὸς ὕμνον τοῦ κτίσαντος τὴν κτίσιν,
σώζων ἅπαντας μυσταγωγεῖ καὶ γράφει,
ἁμαρτανόντας εἰς ἐπιστροφὴν φέρει
πολλοῖς σὺν ἄλλοις, καὶ κριτοῦ δηλῶν κρίσιν
σμήχειν διδάσκει ψυχικὰς ἁμαρτάδας.
Title(s) Στίχοι τοῦ Γεωμέτρου εἰς τὸ Ψαλτήριον
Text source G. Parpulov, 2014, Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, Plovdiv: 218
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Ioannes Geometres (pseudo) (950-1000)
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Critical Notes 4 θείων ] θεοῦ Sajdak 1919
6 σώζων ἅπαντας ] ἅπαντας σώζων Sajdak 1919
Comment The epigram occurs in other manuscripts as well, such as Vat. Ross. 986 (f. 358r), where it does not function as a book epigram, and Copenhagen, Fabr. 94 8, (f. 219r), where it was added by a post-1500 hand. Sajdak's text (see 'Critical notes' field) comes from Par. gr. 2743 (16th c.).
Number of verses 10
Related type(s)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 672: "Ioann. Geometres*, In psalterium"
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Last modified: 2022-08-17.