7th Century byzantine church

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Jacob Rhoden
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7th Century byzantine church

Post by Jacob Rhoden » September 1st, 2017, 12:01 am

A friend of mine visited an ancient church. This looks greek to me, but I basically can't read it. Some of the letters look odd to me, but it also seems like I can't even pick out a single word. What sort of greek is this? How do I find out about it?
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Re: 7th Century byzantine church

Post by Stephen Hughes » September 1st, 2017, 5:33 am

Hi Jacob.
The name of an angel occurs in the text. Also, the word "and" occurs twice, not three times.
Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ
(Menander, Γνῶμαι μονόστιχοι 108)

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Re: 7th Century byzantine church

Post by Stephen Carlson » September 1st, 2017, 10:11 am

A transcription of this text is presented on p. 42 of this journal article (in Greek): https://ejournals.epublishing.ekt.gr/in ... /5057/4828

And on p. 12 of this article (also in Greek): http://docplayer.gr/38942822-Ekklisies- ... lisia.html

I was able to extract the transcription:
ανακαινισθη εκ βαθρων και εζωγραφιθυ ο πανσεπτος ναος ουτος των μεγαλων ταξιαρχων μιχαηλ και γαβριηλ επι της βασιλειας ανδρονικου του παλ(αι)ο(λο)γου δηα κοπου και εξοδου θεοδωρου ιε(ρε)ος του αναλητη και κ(ων)σταντινου ιερεως του αναλητη και κ(ων)σταντινου του στηριοτη ετος στωμ εν ει
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Re: 7th Century byzantine church

Post by Stephen Hughes » September 1st, 2017, 11:47 am

Stephen Carlson wrote:
September 1st, 2017, 10:11 am
εξοδου
The case and the time-frame allows that this may be the medieval word ἔξοδον, τὸ, meaning "expense", the money that is required or desired to be paid on something.
Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ
(Menander, Γνῶμαι μονόστιχοι 108)

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