Type 3948
(formerly typ/2035)

Ἐκ μὲν θεοῖο βασιλεύει τῶς Ἰὼβ,
κῆρος δὲ Ῥαὰβ αἰσχύνης φεύγει θαῦμα.
Θεὸς γὰρ ἅρμα Σωφὰρ οἱ δῶκε σθένος
ἔνθεν τ' ὀιστὸς ἰσχὺν ἐχθροῦ οὐκ ἔχει,
ὃς προσκομίζει λύτρον ὡς πάλαι τ' Ἄβελ·
ὑπὲρ τὸν Ἄβελ εὐάρεστον καὶ Νῶε
νόμον τελῶν γευστὸν ἐν Χριστοῦ κρίσει.
Ὕμνον γὰρ ἐκ σου εὐαρεστήσεις δύο
νῦν τῆς θυσίας ἱκετείας μετρίας.
Text source S. Mercati (ed.), 1970, Collectanea Byzantina (vol. 1), Bari: 453
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Tag(s) Acrostic
Critical Notes 7 γευστὸν ] γε ὑστὸν Mercati (1970: 453)
Comment Note the fourfold acrostic: Ἐκ Θεοῦ νῦν ὁ βασιλεὺς βασιλεύει Βασιίλειος.
Mercati (1970: 453) hypothesizes that the Basil I (867-886) is referred to in this epigram.
Number of verses 9
Occurrence(s) [19967] Εκ μὲν θεοῖο βασιλεύει τὸς ἰὼΒ [992]
GROTTAFERRATA - Biblioteca Statale del Monumento Nazionale - Ζ. α. XXX [992] (f. 93v)
(9 verses)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 209: "In Basilium imp."
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