|Text source||S. De Groot 2021, Readers' Perspectives on Early Christian Texts. Book Epigrams in the Byzantine Manuscripts of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Gent: 138-142|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Editorial status||Critical text|
And this very eloquent book of heavenly wisdom,
Which Dionysius has composed in his mind,
The sinner amongst priests has procured, Gregory of Prusa.
|Comment||De Groot (2021: 140-141): "the meaning of the verb κτάομαι has shifted throughout the history of the Greek language. (...) the founder of the manuscript, i.e., according to Krumbacher, the person who ordered or paid for the production of the book, is usually named κτησάμενος in the manuscripts, while this word originally denoted the owner. This hypothesis is supported by a wealth of manuscript examples, some of which are book epigrams (...) In other words, we may be fairly certain that Gregory of Prousa was the founder or patron of the manuscript, who paid for its production."|
|Number of verses||3|
 Καὶ τήνδ’ οὐρανίοις σοφίης πολυφράδμονα βίβλον
EL ESCORIAL - Real Biblioteca Σ.ΙΙΙ.10 [14th c.] (f. 219v)
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|Identification||Vassis ICB 2005, 384: "Nota possesoris libri cum operibus Dionys. Areopagitae"|