Type 5430
(formerly typ/3477)

Ὥσπερ τὸ πνεῦμα τοῦ Σαοῦλ τὸ συμπνίγον
Δαυὶδ διώκει τῇ βοῇ τῆς κινύρας,
οὕτως γε καὶ νῦν ἡ φάλαγξ τῶν δαιμόνων
τὸ ψαλμικὸν μέλπουσιν ἡμῖν πυκτίον
τῇ σῇ κελεύσει, Χριστέ, πόρρω φευγέτω,
ὅπως δι' αὐτοῦ ὕμνον ἐν μελῳδίαις
σοὶ προσφέρωμεν ὡς θεῷ καθ' ἡμέραν.
Text source G. Parpulov, 2014, Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, Plovdiv: 216
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Critical Notes 3 οὕτως ] οὕτω Hörandner (1996: 116)
6 δι' αὐτοῦ ὕμνον ] διὰ τοῦ ὕμνου Hörandner (1996: 116)
7 προσφέρωμεν ] προσφέρομεν Hörandner (1996: 116)
Comment The epigram is also to be found in the 14th-century manuscript Vat. Urb. gr. 141 (f. 175r), where it does not function as a book epigram.
Number of verses 7
Related type(s) [2151] Ὥσπερ τὸ πνεῦμα τὸν Σαοὺλ τὸ συμπνίγον (7 verses) (Variant (other wordings))

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