Type 6059
(formerly typ/4039)

Ἴσθι τουτὶ ἄνθρωπε ὄργανον θεῖον
καλλικέλαδον τῶν Σειρηνείων μᾶλλον,
νοῦν πρὸς ὕψος ἕλκοντα καὶ θεωρίαν,
ἄφατον τερπνὴν μυστικὴν εὐοδίαν,
προλήψεις παθῶν ἀποσοβῶν, διώκων,
ἔνθουν, ἀπαθέστατον ὑφ’ ἡδονῆς δεικνύων.
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) Psalter
Tag(s) (Spiritual) advice to the reader
Translation(s) Know, O man, that this is a divine instrument
more beautiful-sounding than the Sirens.
It draws the mind to sublimity and to contemplation,
an ineffable, delightful and mystical journey.
It repels and drives away all preoccupations of the passions.
It makes the mind divine and utterly unaffected by sensual pleasure.
R. Meesters, R. Praet, F. Bernard, K. Demoen 2016, Makarios' cycle of epigrams on the Psalms. Bodleian Baroccianus 194, Byzantinische Zeitschrift, 109(2), 837-860: 849
Number of verses 6
Occurrence(s) [23568] ἴσθι τουτὶ ἄν(θρωπ)ε ὄργανον θεῖον [15th c.]
OXFORD - Bodleian Library - Barocci 194 [15th c.] (f. 48r-48v)
(6 verses)

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