Type 7040
(formerly typ/4946)

Ὁ γοῦν ἐρευνῶν τεχνικῶς τὰ βιβλία,
Γραφὰς τόνους τε, καὶ χρόνους, καὶ πνεύματα,
Σύγγνωθί μοι πταίοντι καὶ πεπτωκότι·
Βροτὸς γὰρ ὢν ἥμαρτον, οὐ θαυμαστόν <τι>.
Text source I. Sakkelion, 1890, Πατμιακὴ Βιβλιοθήκη, Athens: 7
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Comment Text of Sakkelion (1890: 7) modified by DBBE.

The epigram is printed by Sakkelion (1890: 7) as the last part of an epigram inc. Ὦ νοῦς διαυγής, ὦ θεόφθογγον στόμα (Type 4558), but in the manuscript it is actually presented as a separate text.
As in the text given by Sakkelion (1890: 7) verse 19 (i.e. verse 4 of this type) has eleven instead of the expected twelve syllables, Kominis (1988:26) added τι, thus making the verse of twelve syllables.
Number of verses 4
Occurrence(s) [26253] Ὁ γοῦν ἐρευνῶν τεχνικῶς τα βιβλια [11th c.]
PATMOS - Mone tou Hagiou Ioannou tou Theologou 15 [11th c.] (f. 356r)
(4 verses)

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