Type 4558
(formerly typ/2640)

Ὦ νοῦς διαυγής, ὦ θεόφθογγον στόμα,
Ὦ Παῦλε μύστα τῶν ἀποκρύφων λόγων,
Τῶν σῶν ἐρῶν τις πανσόφων διδαγμάτων,
Ποθεῖ τὸ κάλλος τῆς ἄνω θεωρίας,
Οὕτως ἔδειξε Βασίλειος προσφόρως,
Πανευκλεὴς καὶ πρῶτος ἐν νοταρίοις.
Ὑπὲρ γὰρ ἄλλου κτήματος τῶν τιμίων,
Χρυσοῦ τε παντὸς σηρικῶν τε νημάτων,
Καὶ στιλπνότητος ἀνθράκων καὶ μαργάρων,
Τούτων ἀγασθεὶς τὴν ἀοίδιμον χάριν,
Εἰς ἓν συνῆψε πυκτίον θεοφρόνως.
Ἀλλʹ αὐτὸς αὐτῷ ταῖς λιταῖς σου, παμμάκαρ,
Γενοῦ συνεργός, σύμμαχος, καὶ προστάτης
Ἐν τῇ παρούσῃ τοῦ βίου μοχθηρίᾳ,
Καὶ τῇ δικαίᾳ τοῦ Κριτοῦ παρουσίᾳ.
Text source I. Sakkelion, 1890, Πατμιακὴ Βιβλιοθήκη, Athens: 7
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Translation(s) Oh splendid mind, oh mouth uttering words of God,
oh Paul, initiated into the secret words,
anyone who loves your most-wise teachings,
desires the beauty of the highest contemplation.
K. Demoen, R. Ricceri, M. Tomadaki 2021, Paul in Byzantine Book Epigrams, in M. Cacouros, J. Sautel (eds.), Des cahiers à l'histoire de la culture à Byzance. Hommage à Paul Canart, codicologue (1927-2017), Leuven / Paris / Bristol, 117-134: 125
Partial translation: vv. 1-4
Number of verses 15
Occurrence(s) [17066] Ὦ νοῦς διαυγής, ὦ θεόφθογγον στόμα [11th c.]
PATMOS - Mone tou Hagiou Ioannou tou Theologou 15 [11th c.] (f. 356r)
(15 verses)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 888: "In Pauli epistulas"
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Last modified: 2022-12-20.