Type 4903
(formerly typ/2958)

Ἔστι δ' ἀριθμὸς τῶν τετραδίων τούτων
δεκὰς τετραπλῆ ὁμοῦ καὶ δύο πάντα.
Ἐξώνησις δὲ τῶν τετραδίων τούτων
νομισμάτων γέγονε πέντε πρὸς δέκα.
Ἐμοῦ τυγχάνει Ματθαίου δὲ τὸ κτῆμα,
τοῦ καὶ κοπιάσαντος οἰκειοχείρως,
καὶ ἐξοδιάσαντος τοῦ προστατοῦντος,
τοῦ πατριάρχου Ἰωσὴφ κύρου λέγω,
οὗ καὶ φοιτητὴς ὑπάρχω τοῦ ἁγίου,
τῷ λόγῳ μόνῳ οὐ τῇ πράξει καθόλου,
οὗ καὶ ὑπερεύχεσθαι δίκαιον πέλει.
Τὸν ἀναγινώσκοντα μετ' εὐλαβείας,
ἵν' ἀξιωθῆ τῆς αἰωνίου δόξης
εὐφραινόμενος εἰς ἀπείρους αἰῶνας.
Title(s)
  • Στίχοι Ματθαίου
  • Dedicatio
Text source G. Parpulov, 2014, Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, Plovdiv: 127
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s)
Person(s)
Poet
Matthaios (15th c.) - RGK: II.371 - VGH: 297.K
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Tag(s)
Translation(s) The total number of these quires is four times ten plus two, and the quires' price amounted to fifteen nomismata. [The book] is the property of me, Matthew, who also produced it by his own hand, at the expense and by the order of Kyr Patriarch Joseph, of whose holiness I am, in name rather than in fact, a pupil. And it is right that whoever reads this reverently pray for him [Joseph] to be judged worthy of the eternal glory, rejoicing for ages on end.
Language
English
Source(s)
G. Parpulov, 2014, Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, Plovdiv: 127
Bibliography
Number of verses 14
Occurrence(s) [21561] Ἔστι δ' ἀριθμὸς τῶν τετραδίων τούτων [1419]
PARIS - Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) - gr. 12 [1419] (f. 319v)
(14 verses)
Acknowledgements
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