Occurrence 19835
(formerly occ/3426)

+ καὶ τίς σεμνεία κοσμεῖν καὶ αγλαΐζειν·
οἶδεν ὡς ἐγὼ καὶ λαμπρύνειν ἐνθέως·
πρό γε γαρ πάντων ἐκεῖθεν ἐγκελεύω·
ἐκσκυβαλίζειν περιττὴν πᾶσαν ὕλην·
εἰ τ(ὴν) ἀπληστείαν μέθην ἀδιφαγίαν·
ἀποτρέπομαι πάμπαν ἐκ τῆς τραπέζης·
ἔριν δὲ κραυγὴν ἀκροχολίαν πᾶσαν·
εὐτραπελίαν ὕβριν μνησικακίαν·
ἀποκηρύττω καὶ νεκροὺς θελημάτων·
ὡφθῆναι πείθω ἐν χ(ριστ)ῷ τοὺς ἀσκοῦντας·
καὶ απαξἀπλῶς ἄπαν φαύλον ἐξάγω·
καὶ ἀντεἰσάγω τῶν ἀγαθῶν τὸ πλῆθος·
δι' ὧν καθαίρω τῶν ψυχῶν τὰς κηλίδας·
καὶ νοῦν ἀνυψῶ καὶ πτερῶ καὶ ἀνάγω;
πρὸς παράστασιν καὶ μυστηκὴν λατρείαν·
τῆς προσκυνητῆς μακαρίας τριάδος·
ἧς προμηθείαις εἰς τέλος φυλαχθήει·
κτήτωρ ὁ ἐμὸς γερμανὸς ὁ κληνός τε·
σώζοιτο σ(ῶτ)ερ εἰς ἀπείρους αἰῶνας·
συν τὸ γράψαντι τλήμονη χθαμαλῶ τε:-
Type(s) [3874] Καὶ τίς σεμνεῖα κοσμεῖν καὶ ἀγλαΐζειν (20 verses)
Text source DBBE
Text status Text completely known
Date 1143
Manuscript ATHENS - Ethnike Bibliotheke tes Hellados 239 [1143]
Place in Manuscript f. 193r
Person(s)
Patron
Germanos (12th c.)
Palaeographical information Written in red cinnabar ink.
Contextual information The epigram is followed by the date and a non metrical prayer.
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Subject(s) Basil the Great (330-379) (episkopos of Kaisareia < Cappadocia)
Comment Marava-Chatzinicolaou (1997: 204): 'The epigram on fol. 193 is a kind of prologue and analysis of the text, of the Ascetic Rules of Basil the Great. It is written in the first person. The book itself, that is, Basil the Great, states that its purpose is to help monks rid themselves of their wickedness and failings and to raise up the mystic cult of the worship of the blessed Trinity, τῆς προσκυνητῆς μακαρίας Τριάδος. The donor of the codex, Germanos, and its date 1143/4, are mentioned, but the helpless and humble writer remains anonymous'.
Image source(s) https://digitalcollections.nlg.gr/nlg-repo/dl/en/browse/3009
Bibliography
Number of verses 20
Related occurrence(s)
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