Type 5996
(formerly typ/3988)

Καὶ τήνδ᾿ οὐρανίης σοφίης πολυφράδμονα βίβλον,
ἣν Διονύσιος ἡρμόσατο πραπίδεσσιν ἑῆσι,
κτήσατ᾿ ἀλιτρὸς ἐν θύταισι, Γρηγόριος Προυσαεύς.
Text source S. De Groot 2021, Readers' Perspectives on Early Christian Texts. Book Epigrams in the Byzantine Manuscripts of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Gent: 138-142
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s)
Metre(s) Dactylic hexameter
Subject(s)
Tag(s)
Translation(s) And this very eloquent book of heavenly wisdom,
Which Dionysius has composed in his mind,
The sinner amongst priests has procured, Gregory of Prusa.
Language: English
S. De Groot 2021, Readers' Perspectives on Early Christian Texts. Book Epigrams in the Byzantine Manuscripts of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Gent: 138
Comment De Groot (2021: 140-141): "the meaning of the verb κτάομαι has shifted throughout the history of the Greek language. (...) the founder of the manuscript, i.e., according to Krumbacher, the person who ordered or paid for the production of the book, is usually named κτησάμενος in the manuscripts, while this word originally denoted the owner. This hypothesis is supported by a wealth of manuscript examples, some of which are book epigrams (...) In other words, we may be fairly certain that Gregory of Prousa was the founder or patron of the manuscript, who paid for its production."
Bibliography
Number of verses 3
Occurrence(s) [23395] Καὶ τήνδ’ οὐρανίοις σοφίης πολυφράδμονα βίβλον
EL ESCORIAL - Real Biblioteca Σ.ΙΙΙ.10 (f. 219v)
(3 verses)
Acknowledgements
Contributor(s)
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 384: "Nota possesoris libri cum operibus Dionys. Areopagitae"
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