Occurrence 20879
(formerly occ/4580)

+ θησαυρὸν ἀσύλητον ἂν εὑρεῖν θέλης,
ἀληθινῆς γε γνώσεως ψυχοτρόφου,
καὶ διαφανεῖς καὶ τιμαλφεῖς λυχνίτ(ας),
ἐπηβόλ(ως) ἔπελθε τήνδε πυκτίδα +
Type(s) [4445] θησαυρὸν ἀσύλητον ἂν εὑρεῖν θέλης (4 verses)
Text source DBBE (Autopsy of the manuscript)
Text status Text completely known
Date 1476-1500
Manuscript MILAN - Biblioteca Ambrosiana D 90 sup. [1101-1175]
Place in Manuscript f. 383r
Efraim (11th-12th c.) (hieromonachos)
Palaeographical information Written by a contemporary reader, named Efraem.
Contextual information Written on the same page together with other epigrams.
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Reader-related epigram
Comment Martini-Bassi (1906: 283): 'inter multa conscriblillata et saepius iterata variis mm.'.

Repeated by a later hand (XV/XVI sec.) on f 382v: '+ θησαυρὸν ἀσύλ(η)τον ᾶν ευρὴν θέλης· ἀληθηνῆς γε γνώσεως | ψυχοτρόφου· κ(αὶ) διᾶφανεῖς κ(αὶ) τιμαλφεῖς ληχνητὰς· | ἐπίβελ(ως) ἔπελθε τ(ὴν)δε πικτήδα'.

Cavallo (2006: 136) gives a partial translation, starting with a paraphrase: "le livre du grand Théologien cache "un trésor intact de vraie connaissance, nourriture de l'âme, de pures pierres précieuses"."
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Number of verses 4
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