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Greek Anthology

ΑΝΘΟΛΟΓΙΑ

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ΤΑ ΤΩΝ ΧΡΙΣΤΙΑΝΩΝ ΕΠΙΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΑ

τὰ τῶν Χριστιανῶν προτετάχθω εὐσεβῆ τε καὶ θεῖα ἐπιγράμματα κἂν οἱ Ἕλληνες ἀπαρέσκωνται.

1.—Εἰς τὸ κιβούριον τῆς ἁγίας Σοφίας

Ἃς οἱ πλάνοι καθεῖλον ἐνθάδ᾿ εἰκόνας ἄνακτες ἐστήλωσαν εὐσεβεῖς πάλιν.

2.—Ἐν ταῖς ἁψῖσι τῶν Βλαχερνῶν

Θεῖος Ἰουστῖνος, Σοφίης πόσις, ᾧ πόρε Χριστὸς πάντα διορθοῦσθαι, καὶ κλέος ἐν πολέμοις, Μητρὸς ἀπειρογάμοιο δόμον σκάζοντα νοήσας, σαθρὸν ἀποσκεδάσας τεῦξέ μιν ἀσφαλέως.

3.—Εἰς τὸ αὐτὸ ἐν ταῖς αὐταῖς

Ὁ πρὶν Ἰουστῖνος περικαλλέα δείματο νηὸν τοῦτον Μητρὶ Θεοῦ, κάλλεϊ λαμπόμενον· ὁπλότερος δὲ μετ᾿ αὐτὸν Ἰουστῖνος βασιλεύων κρείσσονα τῆς προτέρης ὤπασεν ἀγλαΐην.

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Book I

GREEK ANTHOLOGY

BOOK I

CHRISTIAN EPIGRAMS

Let the pious and godly Christian Epigrams take precedence, even if the pagans are displeased.

1.—Inscribed on the Tabernacle of Saint Sophia

The images1 that the heretics took down from here our pious sovereigns replaced.

2.—Inscribed on the Apse of Blachernae

The divine Justin, the husband of Sophia, to whom Christ granted the gift of restoring everything, and glory in war, finding that the temple of the Virgin Mother was tottering, took the decayed part to pieces and built it up again securely.

3.—On the Same

This lovely temple shining with beauty the earlier Justin built to the Mother of God. A later Justin during his reign endowed it with more than its former splendour.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.greek_anthology_1.1916