Type 3007
(formerly typ/1109)

Τέλος εἴληφεν πυκτὴ ἡ τοῦ Μαρτίου
διὰ χειρός τε ἐμοῦ τοῦ ἀναξίου
Νείλωνος μονάζοντος καὶ ἱερέως·
παρακαλῶ δὲ πάντας πατέρας ἀδελφούς τε
ὅταν μέλλετε ταύτην εἰληφέναι τὴν δέλτον,
μνείαν ποιῆτε τῆς ἐμῆς εὐτελείας,
ὅπως ὁ Θεὸς καὶ πρύτανις τῶν ὅλων
ἄφεσιν δωρήσῃται τῶν ἐπταισμένων.
Text source DBBE
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) Neilos II (12th c.) - VGH: 328.B (abbas of the Monastery of Saint Mary < Grottaferrata < Lazio < Italy)
Tag(s)
Comment Bernard (2018: 35-36): 'The verses are non-prosodic dodecasyllables. All their endings are paroxytonic, and all of them have a clear caesura after fifth or seventh syllable. But the number of syllables is unstable. Most verses have 12 syllables, but verses 4 and 5 have 14. This becomes understandable if we suppose that Neilos devised his verses on the basis of verse halves, that is, kola of 5 or 7 syllables.'
Bibliography
Number of verses 8
Occurrence(s) [18717] τέλος ἤλειφεν ποικτὴ ἡ τοῦ | μαρτίου
GROTTAFERRATA - Biblioteca Statale del Monumento Nazionale - Δ. α. VII (f. 138v-139r)
(8 verses)
Acknowledgements
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 720: "Librarii subscr."
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