Type 6063
(formerly typ/4040)

Ὑπερμαχῶν οὖν καὶ βοηθῶν ἐνθένδε
ἐξ ὁρωμένων ἐχθρῶν καὶ ἀοράτων
τοὺς ἐξ ὅλης ᾄδοντας καρδίας ὕμνους
τούτους πρὸς Θ(εὸ)ν καθ’ ἑκάστην ἡμέραν·
διὸ καὶ αὐτὸς ὅστις σωθῆναι θέλων
ὕμνει συνετῶς τῷ σαρκωθέντι λόγῳ,
σὺν Π(ατ)ρι καὶ Πν(εύματ)ι εἰς τοῦς αἰῶνας.
Title(s) Librarii nota in Psalterium
Text source R. Meesters, R. Praet, F. Bernard, K. Demoen 2016, Makarios' cycle of epigrams on the Psalms. Bodleian Baroccianus 194, Byzantinische Zeitschrift, 109(2), 837-860: 850
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Reader-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s)
Tag(s)
Translation(s) Thus from this time aiding and protecting
from visible and invisible enemies
those who wholeheartedly sing these hymns
to the Lord day by day.
Therefore you too, who want to be saved,
wisely hymn the incarnate Word,
with the Father and the Holy Ghost, for all eternity.
Language: English
R. Meesters, R. Praet, F. Bernard, K. Demoen 2016, Makarios' cycle of epigrams on the Psalms. Bodleian Baroccianus 194, Byzantinische Zeitschrift, 109(2), 837-860: 850
Comment Meesters et al. [2016: 854]: "At first sight the word οὖν comes as a surprise in the first verse of a poem. However, it can be explained by its concluding function within the cycle as a whole. It links the poem to the previous one. This explains the pending participles (ὑπερμαχῶν and βοηθῶν) as a continuation of the idea of poem 7: those who recite the psalms every day will be saved. The prosody of this last poem is sloppy: ε and ο are both used three times in a long position".
Bibliography
Number of verses 7
Occurrence(s) [23570] Ὑπερμαχῶν οὖν καὶ βοηθών ἐνθένδε
OXFORD - Bodleian Library - Barocci 194 (f. 48v)
(7 verses)
Acknowledgements
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