Occurrence 18440
(formerly occ/1783)

Type(s) [2765] καινὸν ὠράθη σήμερον ἐν Τραπεζοῦντι κλέος (10 verses)
Text source A. Turyn, 1980, Dated Greek Manuscripts of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries in the Libraries of Great Britain, Washington: 46
Text status Text completely known
Date 1326-1400
Manuscript OXFORD - Bodleian Library - Laud. gr. 3 [1285-1286]
Place in Manuscript f. 158v
Palaeographical information The manuscript dates to 1285. This poem was added by a later hand in the fourteenth century, after 1335.
Metre(s) Decapentasyllable
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Comment 1 καινόν Hutter, Turyn | κοινόν Lake (handwritten note, see Turyn (1980: 45 nt. 105)).

'This poem celebrates the arrival in Trebizond of the Emperor Basil Comnenus and the Empress Irene. Obviously Basil I Comnenus (who ruled from 22 September 1332 to 6 April 1340) and his wife Irene Palaeologina are meant. The poem was composed after their wedding, which took place on 17 September 1335, when both of them arrived in Trebizond. It is not possible to say whether the person who wrote the poem was its author. Paleographically, this would be possible, since the script fits the period around A.D. 1335. However, some slips in the last line of the poem suggest that it was copied by somebody else' (Turyn (1980: 45-46)).
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Number of verses 10

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