Type 5308
(formerly typ/3353)

Βησσαρίων, κλέος οὐρανόμηκες ὅς ἔσχ᾽ ἐπίγαιος,
ἄλκαρ ἐὼν μέγα τληπαθέων ἀχέων Ἑλλήνων,
τὴν δ᾽ ἄκος ἄθλου δέλτον Ἀριστοτέλους γε σοφίης
τεῦξεν ἀριπρεπέως ξὺν ὅτι πλείσταις θεὶς ἄθλα.
Text source E. Mioni, 1981, Bibliothecae Divi Marci Venetiarum codices Graeci manuscripti. Thesaurus Antiquus. Codices 1-299 (vol. 1), Rome: 320
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Charitonymos Hermonymos of Sparta < Laconia < Peloponnesos < Greece (15th c.) - RGK: I.380, II.523 - VGH: 426.F
Metre(s) Dactylic hexameter
Subject(s) Basileios Bessarion (1399-1400 - 18/11/1472) - RGK: I.41, II.61, III.77 - VGH: 59.E - PLP: II.2707 (kardinalios)
Translation(s) Bessarion, who on Earth acquired a clear fame reaching up to Heaven, since he is a powerful protection for the Greeks in their great suffering, let this book of Aristotelian wisdom be produced as a cure for [my] pain in a wonderful way together with as many books as possible. For this work he had fixed a reward.
V. Lorusso 2016, Locating Greek Manuscripts through Paratexts: Examples from the Library of Cardinal Bessarion and other Manuscript Collections, in G. Ciotti, H. Lin (eds.), Tracing Manuscripts in Time and Space through Paratexts, Berlin, 223-268: 257
Number of verses 4
Occurrence(s) [22152] βησσαρίων κλέος οὐρανόμηκες ὅς ἔσχ᾽ ἐπίγαι(ος) [1467]
VENICE - Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana - gr. Z. 206 (coll. 747) [1467] (f. 67r)
(4 verses)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 103: "Charitonymus Hermonymus, In Bessarionem"
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