Type 4565
(formerly typ/2645)

Ὅρα, ἀδελφέ, τὰ πάντα
ἀκριβῶς τὰ γεγραμμένα,
ὅσα ἐν τῇ βίβλῳ ταύτῃ
κατετέθησαν ἐγγράφως,
ὅπως σὺ ὁ ἔχων ταύτην
ταῦτα πάντα ἐκκαρποῦσαι
καὶ διδάσκεσαι καθ' ὥραν
καὶ φωτίζεσαι τῇ γνώσει.
Ἀλλὰ μή πως τῇ οἰήσει
δι' αὐτῶν εἰς σὲ προσάξῃς,
ἀλλὰ μᾶλλον μετὰ φόβου
τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ ταπεινώσει,
οὕτως ταῦτα καὶ μετέρχου
καὶ ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ ἔχε,
μιμνησκόμενος καθ' ὥραν
ποῦ ἐστιν ὁ ταῦτα γράψας.
Οὐχὶ γῆ καὶ τέφρα πέλει,
καὶ ἐν τάφῳ ἀπεκλείσθη;
Οὕτως πᾶς τις ζῶν ἐνταῦθα,
κἂν μὴ θέλῃ, λοιπὸν θνήσκει.
Καὶ οὐ τέχνη λοιπὸν μένει,
οὐδὲ ὤφελος ἐκ ταύτης,
εἰ μὴ πρᾶξιν ἀγαθήν τε
φέρει ἐν αὐτῷ, ὡς θέμις.
Καὶ σὺ οὖν, ἀγαπητέ μου,
σπούδαξε κτισθῆναι πρᾶξιν,
καὶ μὴ ὡς ἐγὼ ὁ τάλας,
ὁ μηδὲν ἀγαθὸν ἔχων.
Οὕτως γὰρ ἐν ταπεινώσει
εἰς τὸ ἀγαθὸν ἐργάζῃ·
ὤφελος εἰς σὲ ἐκ ταύτης
οὐ μικρὸν τῆς βίβλου κτήσῃ.
Αὕτη γὰρ θησαυρὸς πέλει
ἀνεξάντλητος δι' ὅλου
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Ὅσα γάρ τις τῶν χρημάτων
κτήσηται ἐν τῷ νῦν κόσμῳ,
φθείρονται καὶ ἀλλοιοῦνται
ἐν μιᾷ ῥοπῇ τὰ πάντα.
Αὕτη δὲ ἡ βίβλος πέλει
ἄφθαρτον τὸν πλοῦτον ἔχων
καὶ ψυχῇ καὶ σώματί σου
εἰς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.
Text source S. Mercati 1970, Macaire Caloritès et Constantin Anagnostès, in S. Mercati (ed.), Collectanea Byzantina (vol. 1), Bari, 206-235: 234
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s)
Person(s)
Poet
Makarios Kalorites
Metre(s) Octosyllable
Tag(s)
Comment Mercati (1970: 206-226) supposed that the author of the epigram was one of the thirteenth Cypriot monks killed by Latins in Cyprus on 19 May 1231.
Bibliography
Number of verses 44
Occurrence(s) [21052] Ὅρα ἀδελφὲ τὰ πάντα
VATICAN CITY - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - Palat. gr. 367 (f. 68v)
(42 verses)
Acknowledgements
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 542: "Macarius Calorites, In finem libri quem scripsit"
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