Type 1931
(formerly typ/51)

Εἰς νόον αἰγλήεντα θεόγραφα χείλεα βάψας,
κάλλεα ποικίλλεις ἱερώνυμα καὶ μετὰ πότμον,
ζωοσόφοις λογίοις κελαδῶν θεοφάντορας ὕμνους.
Title(s) Ἐπίγραμμα εἰς τὸν μακάριον Διονύσιον εἰς τὸ περὶ θείων ὀνομάτων
Text source S. De Groot 2021, Readers' Perspectives on Early Christian Texts. Book Epigrams in the Byzantine Manuscripts of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Gent: 67
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s)
Metre(s) Dactylic hexameter
Subject(s) Pseudo-Dionysios the Areopagite (5th c. - 6th c.)
Tag(s)
Translation(s) Epigram on the blessed Dionysius, on the work De Divinis Nominibus
After having dipped your lips that write God in the radiant mind,
You embellish the beautiful things that have holy names, even after your death,
By singing hymns that reveal God with words of living wisdom.
Language
English
Source(s)
S. De Groot 2021, Readers' Perspectives on Early Christian Texts. Book Epigrams in the Byzantine Manuscripts of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Gent: 67
Comment The epigram also occurs in the 17th-century manuscript Vat. Urb. gr. 5 (f. 58v).
Bibliography
Number of verses 3
Occurrence(s)
Related type(s) [1928] Εἰς γνόφον αἰγλήεντα μολῶν ἑνοειδέος ἀρχῆς (2 verses) (Variant (other wordings))
Acknowledgements
Contributor(s)
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 197: "In s. Dionysium (de div. nominibus)"
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Last modified: 2021-12-22.