Occurrence 22147
(formerly occ/6027)

ῆνις ἀχιλλῆος καὶ ἐμοὶ πρόφασις γεγένηται
οὐλομένης πενίης· γράμματι κευσαμένῳ
εἴθε δὲ σὺν δαοῖς με κατέκτανε μῆνις ἐκείνη·
πρὶν χαλεπὸς λιμὸς γραμματικῆς ὀλέση·
ἀλλ᾽ ἵν᾽ ἀφαρπάξη βρισηίδα πρὶν ἀγαμέμνων
τὴν δ᾽ ἑλένην ὁ πάρις, πτωχὸς ἐγὼ γενόμην:-
Type(s) [5306] Μῆνις Ἀχιλλῆος καὶ ἐμοὶ πρόφασις γεγένηται (6 verses)
Text source DBBE (Inspection of a reproduction of the manuscript)
Text status Text completely known
Date 15th c.
Manuscript FLORENCE - Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana (BML) - Plut. 56, Cod. 3 [15th c.]
Place in Manuscript f. 154v
Palaeographical information The initial μ of μῆνις is missing, because it was supposed to be painted in red ink at a later stage (cf. book epigrams on the same folio).
Contextual information On the same folio there are two more book epigrams: 'Δυσκώφῳ δύσκωφις ἐκρίνετο καὶ πολὺ μᾶλλον' and 'Ἀσπίδ᾽ Ἀχιλλῆος τὴν Ἕκτορος αἷμα πίουσαν'.
Metre(s) Elegiacs
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Image source(s) http://teca.bmlonline.it/ImageViewer/servlet/ImageViewer?idr=TECA0000865938&keyworks=plut.56.03#page/318/mode/1up
Number of verses 6

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