Occurrence 18345
(formerly occ/1679)

Γίνωσκε τιμιώτερον τῆς ἀρετῆς οὐκ ἔνι
τὸ κάλλος γὰρ ἠχρείωσεν ἡ νόσος καὶ τὸ γῆρας.
Ἡ δ᾽ ἀρετὴ ὡς ἂν γηρᾷ γίνεται λαμπροτέρα,
καὶ κέρδος ἔχει ἀδιάδοχον τὴν ἄνω βασιλείαν
Type(s) [2707] Γίνωσκε τιμιώτερον τῆς ἀρετῆς οὐκ ἔνι (4 verses)
Text source G. Danezis 1995, Μερικοί άγνωστοι μάρτυρες γνωστών δημωδών κειμένων, Βυζαντινά, 18, 87-112: 103
Text status Text completely known
Date 1419
Manuscript ATHENS - Ethnike Bibliotheke tes Hellados 2468 [1419]
Place in Manuscript f. 2r
Contextual information The verses are followed by another epigram: Ἡδύτατε σεμνὲ υἱέ, ὦ Νικολῶ ἀναγνῶστα.
Metre(s) Decapentasyllable
Genre(s) Reader-related epigram
Number of verses 4

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