Type 3724
(formerly typ/1823)

Ὁρῶ σε, τάφε, δειλιῶ σου τὴν θέαν
καὶ καρδιοστάλακτον δάκρυον χέω·
χρέος τὸ κοινόφλητον εἰς νοῦν λαμβάνω.
Πῶς οὖν μέλλω διελθεῖν βαβαὶ πέρας τοιοῦτον;
Αἴ, αἴ, θάνατε, τίς δύναται φυγεῖν σε;
Title(s) Τοῦ ἀββᾶ Σισώη πρὸ τοῦ τάφου καὶ τῶν γυμνῶν ὀστέων
Text source S. Mercati 1970, Sull'epigrafe dell'icone di San Sisoe a Castelrosso, in S. Mercati (ed.), Collectanea Byzantina (vol. 2), Bari, 336-337: 337
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Translation(s) I behold you, grave, and I am afraid of your spectre. My tears pour out, debt of a debtor’s soul, my mind imagines how I will meet my end, woe, alas, oh, oh death, who can escape you.
Language: English
Y. Pyatnitsky, O. Baddeley, E. Brunner, M. Mango, 2000, Sinai, Byzantium, Russia. Orthodox Art from the Sixth to the Twentieth Century, London: 212
Number of verses 5
Acknowledgements Information on the type courtesy of Matías Fernandez Robbio.

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