|Text source||A. Marava-Chatzinikolaou, C. Toufexi-Paschou, 1997, Catalogue of the Illuminated Byzantine Manuscripts of the National Library of Greece. Homilies of the Church Fathers and Menologia 9th-12th Century (vol. 3), Athens: 199|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Editorial status||Not a critical text|
|Subject(s)||Basil the Great (330-379) (episkopos of Kaisareia < Cappadocia)|
|Translation(s)||And who knows as I do how to adorn and embellish monasteries and to lend them lustre with divine inspiration? Because from them I urge everyone to purify all things, eliminating filth, such as avarice, drunkenness, gluttony, all [such] I banish from the refectory. Also quarrels, shouts, anger, all obscenities, insults and rancours, and mortal desires, all these things do I banish. I exhort the monks to adopt a Christian attitude, and simply, once and for all, I spurn every depravity and in its place I set the many good things with which I cleanse the stains of souls and I elevate the mind, I give wings and I lead towards participation in and in mystic worship of the venerated blessed Trinity. (With) this communication [of the Trinity] my donor Germanos the illustrious that he should be guarded for ever, Saviour, he should be preserved throughout the centuries with this helpless and humble scribe.|
|Comment||He refers to vv. 17 onwards ''Ἧς προμηθείαις εἰς τέλος φυλαχθείη'', including also the type, inc. " Ἑγράφη δὲ νῦν".
This epigram is followed by another one in the manuscript (see type 5764); Marava-Chatzinikolaou (1997: 199) transcribed the two epigrams as one.
|Number of verses||20|
 καὶ τίς σεμνεία κοσμεῖν καὶ αγλαΐζειν
ATHENS - Ethnike Bibliotheke tes Hellados 239  (f. 193r)
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|Identification||Vassis ICB 2005, 321: "Librarii subscr."|