Type 6858
(formerly typ/4759)

Ἐκ πατέρων παίδεσσι προήλυθεν εὐγενὲς εὖχος,
ἠυτ' ἀπὸ κρήνης κάλλος ποταμοῦ προχοῇσιν·
Ἄννα δὲ τἀνάπαλιν κούρης ἀπὸ παιδὸς ἀγᾶται,
ἣ Θεὸν ὑψιθόωκον ἑαῖς ἐνὶ δέκτο λαγόσσιν.
Title(s) Εἰς τὴν γέννησιν τῆς Θεοτόκου
Text source G. Papagiannis, 1997, Theodoros Prodromos, Jambische und hexametrische Tetrasticha auf die Haupterzählungen des Alten und des Neuen Testaments. Text und Indices (vol. 2), Wiesbaden: 194
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Person(s)
Poet
Theodore Prodromos (12th c.) - PBW: Theodoros/25001/
Metre(s) Dactylic hexameter
Subject(s) Theotokos
Tag(s) Reference to content of the book
Translation(s) Translation by Mathijs Clement and Thomas Van Nieuwerburgh:
Children derive their noble glory from their parents,
just like the beauty of a river flows forth from its source.
Anne, conversely, is admired because of her daughter,
who received God, seated on His high throne, in her womb.
Language: English
Bibliography
Number of verses 4
Occurrence(s) [25698] κ π(ατέ)ρων παίδεσσι προήλυθεν εὐγενὲς εὖχος
LONDON - British Library - Add. 5117 (f. 10v)
(4 verses)
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Last modified: 2021-09-08.