Type 33795

Χρόνῳ λυθεῖσαν τὴν παροῦσαν πυκτίδα,
φθοράν τε παθεῖν κινδυνεύουσαν φύλλων,
ὡς μηκέτ’ εἶναι μὴ δὲ κεκλῆσθαι βίβλον·
τῇ συνδετικῇ τεχνίτου χειρουργίᾳ,
τέχνης τε λοιπῆς ποικίλῃ τεχνουργίᾳ,
ὁ ποιμενάρχης Αἰνιτῶν συνδεῖ πάλιν
καὶ τὴν πρὶν εὐπρέπειαν αὐτῇ παρέχει·
ὡς ἀναγινώσκοιτο πᾶσι ῥαδίως.
Text source J. Bértola 2021, Ephraim of Ainos at work: a cycle of epigrams in the margins of Niketas Choniates, Byzantinische Zeitschrift, 114(3), 929-1000: 991
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s)
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) Ephraim of Ainos < Thrace (13th c. - 14th c.) - PLP: III.6408
Tag(s)
Translation(s) The present codex damaged by time
and in danger of suffering the destruction of its folios
so that it would no longer be a book nor be called so,
with a craftsman’s binding art
and the manifold handicraft of the rest of the crafts,
the chief shepherd of Ainos binds it again
and provides it with the former beauty
so as to be read easily by everyone.
Language: English
J. Bértola 2021, Ephraim of Ainos at work: a cycle of epigrams in the margins of Niketas Choniates, Byzantinische Zeitschrift, 114(3), 929-1000: 991
Comment The mention of Ainos in this book epigram further supports the attribution of a cycle of verse scholia in this and other related manuscripts to Ephraim of Ainos. However, it is less clear whether this book epigram is to be attributed to Ephraim as well.
Bibliography
Number of verses 8
Occurrence(s) [33799] χρόνω λυθεῖσαν τὴν παροῦσαν πυκτίδα
VIENNA - Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB) - hist. gr. 53 (f. 324v)
(8 verses)
Acknowledgements
Creator(s)
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 871: "Nota de restauratione libti (Vind. hist. 53) ab episcopo Aeni urbis"
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