Type 3454
(formerly typ/1585)

Πρώτου φάους ὢν δεύτερον θεῖον σέλας
τρίτου φωτὸς φώτιζε τὸν τριττὸν ζόφον
καὶ τὴν τετρακτὺν τῶν θυρῶν τὴν πεντάδα,
τὴν μὲν χαλίνου, τὴν δὲ σωφρονῶν δίδου.
Τῆς ἑξάδος γοῦν τὴν διπλῆν ἀταξιαν
μερῶν μελῶν τε μὴ δυσέβδομον θέσιν
πρὸς τάξιν ἰθύνειας ἐν τῷ σῷ σθένει.
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Title(s) Εἰς τὸν ἄγγελον
Text status Text partially unknown
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Image-related epigram
Person(s)
Poet
Niketas David Paphlagon
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Translation(s) In angelum.
Primae lucis cum-sis secundum ex-deo jubar,
tertio lumine illumina triplices tenebras
et tetractyn portarum et pentada,
hanc frena, illam, utpote prudens, concede.
Hexadis igitur duplicem perturbationem,
partium membrorumque ne bis-septimam positionem
ad ordinem regas in tuo robore.
Language: Latin
E. Cougny, 1890, Epigrammatum Anthologia Palatina cum Planudeis et Appendice nova epigrammatum veterum ex libris et marmoribus ductorum (vol. 3), Paris: 426
Comment = Anth. Gr. Append. IV.143
Bibliography
Number of verses 8
Occurrence(s)
Acknowledgements
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 653: "Nicetas David Paphlago*, In Michaelem arch. custodem animae"
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