Type 3635
(formerly typ/1737)

Ὡς τοῖς λίαν πεινῶσιν ἄρτος ἡδίων
καὶ τοῖς ξένοις εἰς οἶκον ἄφραστος χάρις,
οὕτω πέφυκε τοῖς γράφουσι βιβλίου τέλος.
Text source K. Treu 1977, Der Schreiber am Ziel, in K. Treu (ed.), Studia Codicologica, Berlin, 473-492: 482
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Translation(s) As bread is more pleasant to those who hunger,
And kindness in a home is inexpressible to wanderers,
So the end of a book is naturally to those who write.
A. McCollum 2015, The Rejoicing Sailor and the Rotting Hand: Two Formulas in Syriac and Arabic Colophons, Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies, 18, 67-93: 75
Number of verses 3
Occurrence(s) [19555] ὡς τοῖς λίαν πεινῶσιν ἄρτος ἡδίων [15th c.]
OXFORD - Bodleian Library - Auct. T. 3.2 [926-975] (f. 425v)
(3 verses)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 908: "Nota restauratoris libri"
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