Occurrence 21085
(formerly occ/4809)

Σενεκὰ ἰατροῦ σοφιστοῦ
Κύρω ἀκεστορίης· πανυ|πέρτατα μέτρα λαχόντι·
Καυτῶ ἰωάννη μάρτυσι | θεσπεσίοις:
Σωφρόνιος βλεφάρων ψυ|χαλγέα νοῦσον ἀλοῖξας·
Βαιὸν ἀμειβόμενος· τήν|δ' ἀνέθηκε βίβλον:
Type(s) [4579] Κύρῳ, ἀκεστορίης πανυπέρτατα μέτρα λαχόντι (4 verses)
Text source DBBE (Inspection of a microfilm of the manuscript)
Text status Text completely known
Date 976-1000
Manuscript VATICAN CITY - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - Vat. gr. 1607 [976-1000]
Place in Manuscript f. 33v
Palaeographical information Title in Auszeichnungsmajuskel. The initials of each line are enlarged and the lay-out suggests that the scribe was aware of the metrical nature of the text.
Contextual information The poem precedes Sophronius' SS. Cyri et Johannis Miracula and is preceded by another epigram, inc. 'Τίς τάδ' ἔγραψεν; 'Σωφρόνιος.' Πόθεν; 'ἐκ Φοινίκης.''.
Metre(s) Elegiacs
Comment Lauxtermann (2003: 199) gives ony the title in translation: 'by Seneca the Iatrosophist'. Cameron (1983: 285) gives an erroneous reading of the title: 'Σενέκα ἰατροσοφιστοῦ'.

Cameron (1983: 284) refers to this occurrence, relying on the text of AP I.90.
In the AP Sophronios, Patriarch of Jerusalem, is mentioned as poet.
Number of verses 4
Acknowledgements Inspection of the manuscript image was possible by courtesy of the 'Workshop of Palaeography' (Crete).


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