Type 3746
(formerly typ/1834)

Ἀλκῆς φέρων μίμημα καὶ κράτους λέων
ἄνακτα Χριστὸν πανσθενῆ προδεικνύει.
Text source A. Rhoby, 2018, Ausgewählte Byzantinische Epigramme in Illuminierten Handschriften, Wien: 389
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Editorial status Critical text
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Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
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Comment According to Nelson (1980: 25) this epigram is a characteristic example of the impact of Irenaeus' ideas about the significance of each animal. The lion represents 'the royal nature' of Christ.
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