Type 6882
(formerly typ/4784)

- Τί δρᾷς, ποταμέ; ποῦ τὰ ρεῖθρα σου στρέφεις;
- Οὐκ οἶδα τί δρῶ, πλὴν τὸν ἑστῶτα τρέμω.
- Οὐχ’ εἷς γε μὴν ἕστηκεν. - Εἷς δέ με στρέφει·
ὁποῖος οὗτος, τὴν περιστερὰν σκόπει.
Title(s) Εἰς τὴν βάπτισιν
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: 200
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Theodore Prodromos (12th c.) - PBW: Theodoros/25001/
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Tag(s) Reference to content of the book
Translation(s) – What are you doing, o river? Where do you turn your stream to?
– I don’t know what to do, except to tremble before the One, who has
been standing here.
– Not one person has been standing here. – But only One turns me over:
and how great is He, watch the dove!
T. Vasiliev 2017, A Byzantine Epigram in the Pictorial Cycle of Akathistos Hymn for the Virgin from the Narthex of Kremikovtsi Monastery St George (1493), Scripta & e-Scripta, 16-17, 313-324: 319
Number of verses 4
Occurrence(s) [25770] Αί δρας ποταμὲ ποῦ τὰ ρεῖθρα σου τρέφεις [1326]
LONDON - British Library - Add. 5117 [24/02/1326] (f. 11r)
(4 verses)
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