Type 6849
(formerly typ/4749)

Τὸ τετραπλοῦν σύνταγμα τῶν Χριστοῦ λόγων
τέτρωρον ὥσπερ ἅρμα σοι ζεύξας ἅμα
διφρηλάτην ἄλλον σε καινὸν Ἠλίαν
ποθῶ κατιδεῖν ἐνθέως ἐπηρμένον.
Εἰ γὰρ ἐπιβῇς δεξιῶς τῆς ἁψίδος
καὶ τὰς νοητὰς ἡνίας ἀναλάβῃς
τοὺς πρακτικοὺς ἵππους τε καλῶς δαμάσῃς
νύσσαν πρὸς οὐράνιον ἰθύνων τρέχειν,
καὶ σὺ φανήσῃ καλὸς ἡνιοστρόφος
παύων ἐκεῖσε τὸν δρόμον σὺν Ἠλίᾳ
πλὴν ὡς ἐκεῖνος ἀλλὰ καὶ σύ μοι χάριν
κἂν οὐχὶ διπλὴν ἀλλ' ἁπλὴν εὐχὴν δίδου,
ὅστις ἂν ἦσθα, ξεῖνε, τῷ γεγραφότι.
Text source DBBE
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Translation(s) The fourfold collection of the words of Christ
I have yoked together for you like a chariot;
Like a charioteer, a second and new Elias,
I wish to see you, inspired by God exalted to heaven.
For if you dexterously mount the chariot of God,
and take up the intellectual reins,
and tame the vigorous horses rightly,
to go straight to the heavenly finish line,
you too will appear to be a good charioteer,
when you at that point end your race with Elias.
But like him, you also give me grace,
and, if not a double, then a single prayer;
You stranger, whoever you are, to me, the writer.
A. Smitz 2018, Editorial Problems and the Need for a New Methodological Framework for editing Byzantine Book Epigrams: A Case Study of Epigram Type 4749 (DBBE), Amsterdam: 10-11
Anouschka Smitz, Emilie Marlène van Opstall
Number of verses 13
Related type(s) [4159] Τὸ τετραπλοῦν σύνταγμα τῶν Χριστοῦ λόγων (15 verses)
Acknowledgements Information on the type courtesy of Barbara Crostini.

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