Type 4870
(formerly typ/2917)

Ἄναξ Χριστὲ νητρεκέστατε θεοῦ λόγε.
Σῆς εὐμοιρήσειεν δόξης ἀφθόνου
ὁ κτησάμενος ταυτηνὶ τὴν πυκτίδα,
τῶν πανολβίων εἰκὼν χαρίτων.
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) Jesus Christ (10 BC-1 BC - 30-33)
Translation(s) Rex Christe verissimum Dei verbum,
Abundanti gloria tua fruatur
Qui hunc librum possidet,
Qui est imago felicissimarum gratiarum.
B. De Montfaucon, 1715, Bibliotheca Coisliniana, olim Segueriana, Paris: 306-307
Comment Although the author of this poem exhibits his erudition by using the rare form νητρεκέστατε for the more common ἀτρεκέστατε and by using a highly unusual optative form (εὐμοιρήσειεν) at verse 2, the poem abounds in metrical errors. Only the third verse has the correct amount of twelve syllables.
Number of verses 4
Occurrence(s) [21462] Ἄναξ χ(ριστ)ὲ νητρεκεσ|τατε θ(εο)ῦ λόγε [1037]
PARIS - Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) - Coisl. 265 [1037] (f. 259v)
(4 verses)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 43: "Librarii precatio"
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