Type 33786

Τίνος τὸ ἔργον ἐν γράμμασιν οὐ λέγω,
Θεὸς γὰρ οἶδεν ὁ ἐρευνῶν καρδίας.
Title(s) Inscriptio
Text source J. Reuss, 1941, Matthäus-, Markus- und Johannes-Katenen nach den handschriftlichen Quellen untersucht, Münster: 222
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Comment Several variants of this epigram are known, cf. the entries in Vassis (2005: 749).
1) In the 16th-century manuscript Lesbos, Mone Leimonos 90, reading 'γράμμασιν μὲν' instead of 'ἐν γράμμασιν' and 'Χριστὸς' instead of 'Θεὸς' (cf. Papadopoulos-Kerameus (1884: 80)).
2) In the 16th/17th-century manuscript Sinai, Monê tes Hagias Aikaterines gr. 976, reading 'τὸ γράμμα' instead of 'ἐν γράμμασιν' and 'εἴδεν' instead of 'οἶδεν' (cf. Beneševič (1965: 345)).
3) These verses are also found at the beginning of an inscription in the church of Saint Demetrios in Palatitsa (cf. M. Andronikos, 1940, Κτητορική επιγραφή του Αγίου Δημητρίου της Παλατίτσας, Μακεδονικά, 1, 190-194) and at the beginning of an inscription at the entrance of church of the monastery of Saint Chariton near Konya in Turkey, reading 'τὸ γράμμα' instead of 'ἐν γράμμασιν' (cf. S. Eyice, 1967, Akmanstir (S. Chariton) in der Nähe von Konya und die Höhlenkirche von Sille, Byzantinsche Forschungen, 2, 162-183 and F.W. Hasluck, 1929, Christianity and Islam under the Sultans, vol. 2, 381).

Text of Reuss (1941: 222) modified by DBBE.
Number of verses 2
Occurrence(s) [33787] τίνος τὸ ἔργον ἐν γράμμασιν οὐ λέγω [15th c.]
BERLIN - Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Preussischer Kulturbesitz) - Gr. 4°.77 [1101-1150] (f. 1r)
(2 verses)

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