Type 5291
(formerly typ/3336)

Ὡς ὁδοιπόροις πατρίδα φθάσαι,
οὕτω καὶ τοῖς γράφουσιν, βίβλιου τέλος.
Text source S. Kadas, 2000, Τὰ σημειώματα τῶν χειρογράφων τῆς Ἱερᾱς Μεγίστης Μονῆς Βατοπαιδίου, Mount Athos: 57
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Tag(s) Completion of the book
Translation(s) As it is for travelers to reach the fatherland,
So is for writers the end of their book.
J. Boeten, M. Janse 2018, A Cognitive Analysis of Metrical Irregularities in the Ὧσπερ ξένοι Book Epigrams, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 42(1), 79-91: 85
Comment Bernard (2018: 36): "In the first verse, two kola of five syllables are combined, resulting in a ten-syllable ‘dodecasyllable’."
Boeten, Janse (2018: 84-85): "Thus we find a pentasyllabic colon on either side of the strong caesura at B5, which is of course metrically irregular within the framework of the dodecasyllable, but nonetheless understandable because the pentasyllabic colon can occur both in pre- and post-caesural positions in a regular dodecasyllable."
Number of verses 2
Occurrence(s) [16951] Ὡς ὁδοιπόροις πατρίδα φθάσαι [11th c.]
ATHOS - Mone Batopediou 314 [11th c.] (f. 95v)
(2 verses)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 903: "Librarii nota"
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