Occurrence 20108
(formerly occ/3742)

Ἐπίγραμμα εἰς τὸν Θεοφράστου τάφον τελευτήσαντος ἐπειδὴ ὀλίγον ἀνῆκε τῶν πόνων.
Οὐκ ἄρα τοῦτο μάταιον ἔπος μερόπων τινὶ λέχθη,
Ῥήγνυσθαι σοφίης τόξον ἀνιέμενον·
Δὴ γὰρ καὶ Θεόφραστος , ἕως ἐπόνει μὲν ἄπηρος,
Ἦν δέμας εἶτ' ἀνεθεὶς, κάτθανε πηρομελής.
Type(s) [4042] Οὐκ ἄρα τοῦτο μάταιον ἔπος μερόπων τινὶ λέχθη (4 verses)
Text source E. Miller, 1848, Catalogue des manuscrits grecs de la Bibliothèque de l'Escurial, Paris: 300
Text status Text completely known
Date 1301-1325
Manuscript EL ESCORIAL - Real Biblioteca Χ.I.13 [1301-1325]
Place in Manuscript f. 277v
Metre(s) Elegiacs
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Subject(s) Theophrastus of Eresos < Lesbos < Greece (372 BC-287 BC)
Comment Andrés (1965: 256) gives no text but refers to Miller (1966: 300).
Number of verses 4

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