Type 6272
(formerly typ/4241)

Ἰδοὺ κλῖμαξ ἄνθρωπε καὶ βαῖνε πρόσω
καὶ γῆθεν ἀρθεὶς μὴ στραφῇς βλέψων κάτω
ἐπεί σε Χριστὸς ὁ βραβεὺς τῶν βαθμίδων
καλεῖ δι’ αὐτῆς καὶ προτείνει τὰ στέφη.
Title(s) Εἰς τὴν ἄνοδον τῆς ἱερᾶς κλίμακος
Text source A. Rhoby, 2018, Ausgewählte Byzantinische Epigramme in Illuminierten Handschriften, Wien: 239-240
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Image-related epigram
Manuel Philes (1275-1345) - PLP: XII.29817
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Comment Demoen (2022: 1378): "this epigram is also transmitted as part of the literary works of Manuel Philes: it is the final poem of a cycle of thirty-three tetrastichs on the heavenly ladder, from which the producers of the Stavronikita manuscript may have taken it. Was it originally meant to accompany a similar depiction of a ladder? We cannot say – the epigram makes sense also when applied to the Ladder as mere text."
Number of verses 4
Occurrence(s) [24101] ἰδοὺ κλίμαξ ἄν(θρωπ)ε καὶ βαῖνε πρόσω [1324]
ATHOS - Mone Stauroniketa 30 [1324] (f. 260v)
(4 verses)

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