Type 5161
(formerly typ/3216)

Οὐ Μωσαικῶς πρὸς σκιὰν μόνον βλέπει
τὰ θητὰ ρητὰ τοῦ σοφοῦ Ξιφιλίνου
Υψοῖ δὲ τ(ὸ)ν νοῦν μυστικαῖς θεωρίαις.
Εὐαγγελικὴν ἀποδισκεύων χάριν.
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) John VIII Xiphilinos (11th c.) - PBW: Ioannes/18/ (patriarches of Konstantinoupolis < Turkey)
Translation(s) Non Mosaice solum umbram spectant admiranda verba sapientis Xiphilini, sed mentem extollit, mysticis contemplationibus Evangelicam demonstrans gratiam.
G. Pasini, A. Rivautella, F. Berta, 1749, Codices manuscripti Bibliothecae Regii Taurinensis Athenaei, Turin: 148
Comment The epigram has also been written in the 16th-century manuscript Oxford, Bodleian Library, Holkham Gr. 66 (f. 436v).
Number of verses 4
Occurrence(s) [21929] Οὐ Μωσαικῶς πρὸς σκιὰν μόνον βλέπει [15th c.]
TURIN - Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria Β. ΙΙΙ 30 (Pasini 40) [15th c.] ((gen.) at the end)
(4 verses)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 571: "In Ioann. Xiphilini homilias"
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Last modified: 2021-04-22.