Type 4316
(formerly typ/2412)

Ἐν τῷ ῥέοντι καὶ ταχυδρόμῳ χρόνῳ
εὑρὼν ὁδηγοὺς ἠθικούς σου τοὺς λόγους,
γράψας ἐθέλχθην ἡδονῇ διδαγμάτων.
Ἐν τῷ μένοντι καὶ σεσωσμένῳ, πάτερ,
ὅταν λάβῃς ἔπαθλα καὶ πόνων γέρα,
εὕροιμι προστάτην σε καὶ θείαν σκέπην.
Text source A. Papadopoulos-Kerameus, 1894, 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. 2), Saint-Petersburg: 170
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) Basil the Great (330-379) (episkopos of Kaisareia < Cappadocia)
Comment In ms. Jerusalem, Patriarchike Bibliothêke, Hagiou Saba 96, this poem forms the first part of a strange diptych. This poem is a traditional scribal epigram in praise of Basil of Caesarea, whereas the following poem begins a polemic against the writing of such (scribal) poems.

Note the structure of the poem, which is composed of two parts of three verses with typical Byzantine parallel structures.
Number of verses 6
Related type(s) [4317] Κἀγώ, στιχιστά, πρὸς Θεὸν γόνυ κλίνων (6 verses) (Same cycle)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 238: "In s. Basilii homilias morales"
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Last modified: 2021-08-24.