Occurrence 19294
(formerly occ/2756)

Ὁ πρὶν καθαιρῶν ὑπεναντίους ξίφει,
καὶ πάντας ἕλκων ὑπὸ δεσμὸν δουλίας,
εὐβουλίαις γνώμαις τε καὶ στρατηγίαις,
σύνεδρος ὢν κρατοῦντι καὶ αὐτοκράτωρ,
νῦν ἦλθε σὺν λόγω κραταιῶ καὶ πόνω,
θ(εο)ῦ κινοῦντος αὐτὸν ὧ ζῆ καὶ γράφει,
βάλλων τρέπων φάλαγγας ἐκθέσμων νέων.
κακῶς φρονούντων κτίσμα φῶς τῆς τριάδος:+
Type(s) [3405] Ὁ πρὶν καθαιρῶν ὑπεναντίους ξίφει (8 verses)
Text source DBBE
Text status Text completely known
Date 14th c.
Manuscript FLORENCE - Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana (BML) - Plut. 8, Cod. 8 [14th c.]
Place in Manuscript f. 379r
Palaeographical information The first letter is in red ink. Written in two columns, to be read horizontally.
Contextual information The poem is part of a series of four book epigrams, written in the same folio.
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Subject(s) Ioannes VI Kantakouzenos (1292-1383) - PLP: V.10973
Image source(s) http://teca.bmlonline.it/ImageViewer/servlet/ImageViewer?idr=TECA0000102061&keyworks=plut.08.08#page/767/mode/1up
Number of verses 8

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