Type 3414
(formerly typ/1551)

Τὴν γλῶσσαν, ὡς μάκαιραν ἠκονημένην
ἔχων, Μάξιμε, κατατέμνεις τὴν πλάνην
μονοθελητῶν εὐσθενῶς τῶν ἀπρόνων
οἳ γλῶσσαν ἐκτεμνοῦσι σὴν μεμῃνότες
μετὰ τομὴν ᾄδουσαν ἐνθέους λόγους.
Text source A. Bandini, 1764, Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Mediceae Laurentianae (vol. 1), Florence: 365
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) Maximos the Confessor (580 - 13/08/662)
Tag(s) Praise of the author
Comment The text of the epigram refers to Maximus the Confessor's dispute with Pyrrhus. In 638 the emperor Heraclius (575-641) issued a religious decree (Ekthesis) in favour of the theory of monothelism. The dispute between the two theologians took place in Chartage in 645. In the end, Pyrrhus declared himself defeated by Maximus.
Bibliography
Number of verses 5
Occurrence(s) [19303] τὴν γλῶσσ(αν) | ὡς μάκαιραν | ἠκονημένην
FLORENCE - Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana (BML) - Plut. 8, Cod. 20 (f. 41v)
(5 verses)
Acknowledgements
Contributor(s)
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 730: "In Maximi Conf. disputationem cum Pyrrho monotheleta"
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