|Type(s)|| Τυπογραφήσας προσταγῇ βασιλίδος (10 verses)|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Manuscript||VATICAN CITY - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - Vat. gr. 1787 [11th c.]|
|Place in Manuscript||f. 4v|
|Palaeographical information||Written in two columns, to be read horizontally. The epigram was added by a later hand in Fettaugen-Mode, the manuscript dates to the 11th century.|
|Comment||It is not clear to which typicon these verses refer. Canart (1970:135) considers two options:
1. the typikon of the monastery of the Theotokos τῆς Βεβαίας Ἐλπιδος, founded by Theodora Palaeologina (the wife of the brother of the emperor Michael VIII);
2. the typikon of the monastery Λιβός, founded by the empress Theodora, the wife of Michael VIII.
The second hypothesis is confirmed by De Gregorio (2010: 99-111), who devotes an ample study to the historical context in which the epigram was produced. It is very likely that Metochitas played an important role in this process.
|Number of verses||10|