Type 3805
(formerly typ/1905)

Θεοῦ τὸ δῶρόν τε καὶ τοῦ δεῖνος πόνος.
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Tag(s) Completion of the book
Translation(s) Het geschenk (van het boek) komt van God, maar het labeur is van deze of gene.
J. Boeten, S. De Groot 2022, Verzen uit de marge (gehaald): een introductie op Byzantijnse boekepigrammen, Tetradio - Tijdschrift van het Griekenlandcentrum, 30, 11-34: 18
Comment This type of scribal epigram, 'Θεοῦ τὸ δῶρον καὶ πόνος <name of the scribe>', is a typical feature of manuscripts which were written in the Hodegon Monastery at Constantinople; Turyn (1980: 132), Gamillscheg (1995: 420). Gamillscheg (1995: 420) supposes this type of scribal epigram is found in manuscripts since the twelfth century, although there are manuscripts with this formula which date as early as the eleventh century.
Number of verses 1
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