Type 33777

Γράμματα Γραιυγένων κατὰ σκήματα, σοφέ, γινώσκεις.
Title(s) Subscriptio Ioannis Scotti Eriugenae
Text source M. Herren, G. Mandolino, A. Dunning, C. Tommasi, 2020, Iohannis Scotti Eriugena. Carmina. De Imagine, Turnhout: 55
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s)
Person(s)
Poet
John Scottus Eriugena (9th c.)
Metre(s) Dactylic hexameter
Subject(s)
Tag(s)
Translation(s) Scholar, you know the letters of the Greeks by their shapes.
Language
English
Source(s)
M. Herren 1996, John Scottus and the Biblical Manuscripts Attributed to the Circle of Sedulius, in G. Van Riel, C. Steel, J. McEvoy (eds.), Iohannes Scottus Eriugena: the Bible and hermeneutics, Leuven, 303-320: 306
Comment This is the first line of a poem, which continues in Latin:
"Cerne: labore meo lingua Pelasga patet.
Quisque uelit sapiens sapientes gnoscere causas,
Sensibus in sacris sentiat artis opes.
Has euangelicas doctrinas doctor ab astris
Nobis praecipiens contulit ore Deus.
Qui regnit omne quod est, qui condidit omne creatum,
Qui factor mundi uirgine factus homo est;
Principium sine principio, finis sine fine est,
Omnipotens Dominus, lucis origo, Deus.
Lux aeterna, Dei Verbum, sapientia Patris,
Caelestis patriae uerba superna dare
Venit in hunc mundum, rex regum rexque Sabaoth,
Ipse Deus hominum, qui dedit omne bonum.
Fons bonitate potens, fons uitae fonsque sophiae,
Cor mundum famulis da, bone Chrite, tuis.
Saluator mundi, qui saecula sordida mundas,
Cum uirtute crucis crimina cuncta lauans,
Omnipotens, miserere mei, miserere dolentis:
Sum mihi namque mei causa doloris ego.
Da dolor absistat, da uitam daque sophiam:
Des mihi perpetui, te rogo, regna poli."
(edition: Herren et al. (2020: 55-56))

The poem is a glossator's colophon to a copy of the Greek gospels with a Latin interlinear translation. According to Herren (1996: 306-309) and Herren et al. (2020: XLV-L), John Scottus Eriugena is the author of this poem and of the interlinear translation.

Text of Herren et al. (2020: 55) modified by DBBE.
Bibliography
Number of verses 22
Occurrence(s) [33779] γραμματα‧ γραιυγενων κατα σκηματα‧ σοφε γυνοσκις [860-870]
ST. GALLEN - Stiftsbibliothek 48 [860-870] (p. 395)
(22 verses)
Acknowledgements
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