Type 4441
(formerly typ/2543)

Ἰδὼν δὲ τὸν ζῆλον τοῦ ἱεροῦ τούτου
Ὥσπερ ἄλλον ἐπὶ τοῦ παρόντος Παῦλον
Ἀποστεῖλαι σπεύδοντα τοῖς τῆς ἑῴας
Νόμον ἔνθεον ὄντα τὴν βίβλον ταύτην,
Νόμῳ θεϊκῷ κἀγὼ ὑπείκων ὁ τάλας,
Ὅλῃ μου τῇ δυνάμει καθυπουργήσας,
Ὑπακοῆς πάσης ἀνώτερον κρίνας
Μὴ ἀνανεῦσαι πρὸς τὴν κέλευσιν τούτου
Ὅλην τὴν βίβλον ταύτην δόνακι γράψας,
Νοερῶς μάλα ἐν αὐτῇ ἐντρυφήσας
Ἀπεσεισάμην ἔγκλημα ἀπειθείας.
Χριστὸν δὲ δυσωπῶ ταῖς τούτου πρεσβείαις,
Ὅταν ἐν τῇ κρίσει μέλλω παρεστάναι,
Ὑπέρτερος εὑρεθῆναι καταδίκης.
Text source S. Mercati 1970, Sull'epigramma acrostico premesso alla versione greca di S. Zaccaria Papa dal "Liber Dialogorum" di S. Gregorio Magno, in S. Mercati (ed.), Collectanea Byzantina (vol. 1), Bari, 165-173: 172-173
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Patron-related epigram
Ioannes (monachos)
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) Gregory I the Great, also known as Pope Gregory I (540 - 12/03/604) (papas)
Translation(s) who wrote this whole book with a reed (...) with his [i.e. Zachary’s] intercessions, I beg Christ, when I will appear before the (heavenly) court, to be victorious in the judgement.
F. Valerio 2022, A Short History of the Greek Colophon from the Beginnings to Modern Times, Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies Bulletin, 8(1), 19-72: 21
Partial translation: v. 9, vv. 12-14
Comment Halkin (1954: 328): 'Les initiales de ces deux pièces acrostiches ('Γάνυται πᾶς ὁ ἐντυγχάνων τῇ βίβλῳ' and 'Ἰδὼν δὲ τὸν ζῆλον τοῦ ἱεροῦ τούτου' red.) forment les mots suivants: 1) Γρηγορίου βίβλος Ζαχαρίου πατριάρχου, 2) Ἰωάννου μοναχοῦ. Le professeur S. G. Mercati, qui a publié les 47 vers, conjecture avec vraisemblance qu'ils sont tous du même auteur, le moine Jean. Les deux épigrammes font suite au prologue anonyme et précèdent les Dialogues traduits par le pape S. Zacharie'.
Number of verses 14
Occurrence(s) [20874] Ἰδὼν δὲ τὸν ζῆλον τοῦ ἱεροῦ τούτου [14th c.]
MILAN - Biblioteca Ambrosiana D 69 sup. [14th c.] (f. 44r)
(14 verses)
Related type(s) [4439] Γάνυται πᾶς ὁ ἐντυγχάνων τῇ βίβλῳ (33 verses) (Same cycle)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 358: "Ioannes mon., In Zachariae papae versionem graecam Libri dialogorum s. Gregorii Magni"
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