Type 4289
(formerly typ/2388)

Ἐνταῦθα τέρμα τοῦ πολυκύκλου χρόνου
τῶν δεσποτικῶν ἑορτῶν τοῦ σωτῆρος
καὶ τῆς πανάγνου καὶ μητρὸς τοῦ κυρίου
καὶ μέρος τινῶν ἐπισήμων ἁγίων
τῶν χρειωδῶν τε καὶ ψυχωφελῶν πάνυ
παρὰ ἁγίων θεοφόρων πατέρων,
ἐγκωμιαστῶν καὶ πανηγυρικῶν τε
εἰς ὠφέλειαν τῶν ἀναγινωσκόντων.
Ἐντεῦθεν ἄρξου σὺν θεῷ τῷ σωτῆρι
τῆς ψυχωφελοῦς ἁγίας καὶ μεγάλης
τεσσαρακοστῆς τῆς αἰδεσιμωτάτης
παραβολὴν πρώτιστα τοῦ Φαρισαίου
καὶ τῶν καθεξῆς πανηγυρικῶν λόγων,
κατανυκτικῶν καὶ ψυχωφελῶν πάνυ,
ἐπεὶ μέλλομεν σὺν θεῷ καταντῆσαι
ἐν κυριακῇ τῇ τῶν ἁγίων πάντων.
Text source A. Papadopoulos-Kerameus, 1891, Ἱεροσολυμιτικὴ βιβλιοθήκη ἤτοι κατάλογος τῶν ἐν ταῖς βιβλιοθήκαις τοῦ ἁγιωτάτου ἀποστολικοῦ τε καὶ καθολικοῦ ὀρθοδόξου πατριαρχικοῦ θρόνου τῶν Ἱεροσολύμων καὶ πάσης Παλαιστίνης ἀποκειμένων ἑλληνικῶν κωδίκων (vol. 1), Saint-Petersburg: 240
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
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Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
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Comment This poem seems to consist of two parts with the same length of eight verses, each one in a typical juxtaposition and announced by the same type of word: (v1) 'Ἐνταῦθα τέρμα' and (v9) 'Ἐντεῦθεν ἄρξου'. Each part states a beginning, announces three parts of the content of the work and is concluded by a short spiritual commentary (vv8,15-16) . The second part has a circular composition with the repitition of the same words: (v9) 'ἄρξου σὺν Θεῷ' and (v15) 'μέλλομεν σὺν Θεῷ'. The same vocabulary repeats itself in each part of the poem and links the two halves: (vv5,14) 'καὶ ψυχωφελῶν πάνυ', (vv7,13) 'πανηγυρικῶν', (vv2, 9) 'Σωτῆρος', 'σωτῆρι'. All in all we can speak of a fine piece of Byzantine artistry.
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Number of verses 16
Occurrence(s) [20576] Ἐνταῦθα τέρμα τοῦ πολυκύκλου χρόνου
JERUSALEM - Patriarchike Bibliotheke - Panaghiou Taphou 136 ((gen.) begin of ms.)
(16 verses)
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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 235: "Librarii nota de contentis libri"
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