Occurrence 19091
(formerly occ/2536)

πλάτων, τί πολλὴν πρὸς τάδε σιγὴν στρέφεις·
εἰ μὲν σιωπᾶς τῶν τεθνηκότων νόμω·
ἄλλου λόγου πέφυκε, κοινὸν ὄν τόδε·
εἰδὼς ἀπειπὼν πρὸς τὸ δεινὸν τοῦ λόγου·
εἵλου σιγᾶν μάλιστα τοῦ γρύζειν ὅλως·
σοφὸς πάλιν πέφυκας, ὥσπερ καὶ πάλαι·
εἰδὼς σιωπᾶν, οὗ σιγὴ κρείττων λόγου.
Type(s) [3247] Πλάτων· τί πολλὴν πρὸς τάδε σιγὴν στρέφεις (7 verses)
Text source DBBE (Autopsy of the manuscript)
Text status Text completely known
Date 1376-1400
Manuscript VATICAN CITY - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - Urb. gr. 119 [1376-1400]
Place in Manuscript f. 16r
Palaeographical information This text is written by a hand, who copied only the two epigrams on this folio.
Written in columns, to be read horizontally.
Contextual information It is followed by another epigram, inc. 'πεσόντος οἰκτρῶς καὶ γόνου τοῦ πηλέως'.
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Subject(s) Plato (429 BC - 347 BC)
Comment 1 οὗ lege εἰ (Stornajolo (1895: 198)).

The poem does not function as a book epigram in this manuscript.
Number of verses 7

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