Type 3724
(formerly typ/1823)

Ὁρῶ σε, τάφε, δειλιῶ σου τὴν θέαν
καὶ καρδιοστάλακτον δάκρυον χέω·
χρέος τὸ κοινόφλητον εἰς νοῦν λαμβάνω.
Πῶς οὖν μέλλω διελθεῖν βαβαὶ πέρας τοιοῦτον;
Αἴ, αἴ, θάνατε, τίς δύναται φυγεῖν σε;
Title(s) Τοῦ ἀββᾶ Σισώη πρὸ τοῦ τάφου καὶ τῶν γυμνῶν ὀστέων
Text source S. Mercati 1970, Sull'epigrafe dell'icone di San Sisoe a Castelrosso, in S. Mercati (ed.), Collectanea Byzantina (vol. 2), Bari, 336-337: 337
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Translation(s) I behold you, grave, and I am afraid of your spectre. My tears pour out, debt of a debtor’s soul, my mind imagines how I will meet my end, woe, alas, oh, oh death, who can escape you.
Y. Pyatnitsky, O. Baddeley, E. Brunner, M. Mango, 2000, Sinai, Byzantium, Russia. Orthodox Art from the Sixth to the Twentieth Century, London: 212
Number of verses 5
Acknowledgements Information on the type courtesy of Matías Fernandez Robbio.


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