Type 3871
(formerly typ/1967)

Ὕψος πρὸς οὐράνιον εἰ φθάσαι θέλεις
καὶ κατιδεῖν, ἄνθρωπε, τερπνὰ τοῦ πόλου,
χοροὺς ὁσίων, ἱεραρχῶν, μαρτύρων,
δήμους προφητῶν, πατέρων, ἀποστόλων,
τάξεις ἀΰλους ἀγγέλων, ἀρχαγγέλων
καὶ τῶν ἐκεῖσε συμμετασχεῖν ἡδέων,
ἄνελθε τὴν κλίμακα ταύτην εὐτόνως,
σταυρὸν ποδηγὸν, χειραγωγὸν κατέχων.
Title(s) Ἕτεροι στίχοι εἰς τὸ αὐτό
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) John Klimax (6th c. - 7th c.) - PMBZ: 13914: "Personenkennziffer: 2791"
Translation(s) Other verses on the same
If you want to arrive at the heavenly height
and to behold, O man, the delights of heaven,
the choirs of saints, of hierarchs, of martyrs,
the assembly of prophets, of fathers, of apostles,
the immaterial ranks of angels, of archangels,
and if you want to participate in the pleasures of that place,
then vigorously ascend this ladder,
with the cross as a leader and a guide.
R. Meesters 2016, Ascending the Ladder: Editio Princeps of Four Poems on the Ladder of John Klimakos (Bodleian Baroccianus 141), Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies (GRBS), 56, 556-571: 563
Comment Text critically edited by Renaat Meesters.
Number of verses 8
Occurrence(s) [19840] Ὕψος πρὸς οὐ(ράν)ι(ον) εἰ φθάσαι θέλ(εις) [1376-1400]
OXFORD - Bodleian Library - Barocci 141 [1326-1350] (f. 247v)
(8 verses)

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