Occurrence 23002
(formerly occ/6897)

Αἰὼν ὁ μακρὸς ὥσπερ ἄνθη τοὺς λόγους
Ἁπανταχοῦ γῆς ἔσχεν ἐσκεδασμένους,
Ἀνθοῦντας, οὐ πέμποντας εὔπνοον χάριν.
Τὰ νῦν δὲ τούτοις εὐστεφὴς Κωνσταντῖνος
Δρέψας, ἀγείρας ἐμμελεῖ μουσουργίᾳ
Προύθηκε πᾶσιν θελκτικὴν εὐοσμίαν,
Ὅσοις λόγου μέτεστιν, εὐώδεις λόγους.
Ὅν τοῖς λόγοις στέφωμεν ὡς λόγων φίλον.
Ἀσυγκρίτως γὰρ ἐν μέδουσιν ἐκπρέπει,
Λάμπων, προφαίνων χρηστότητα τοῦ κράτους
Γίγας φεραυγὴς ὥσπερ ἡλίου φάος
Ἐχθροῖς ἅπασιν, εὐνόοις θ’ ὑπηκόοις.
Οὐκοῦν βοάτω πρὸς θεὸν πᾶς τις μέροψ·
Τιθωνὸν αὐτὸν δεῖξον ἄλλον ἐν χρόνοις,
Ὡς ἂν τὰ λῷστα τῷ βίῳ συνεισφέροι.
Type(s) [5718] Αἰὼν ὁ μακρὸς ὥσπερ ἄνθη τοὺς λόγους (15 verses)
Text source T. Büttner-Wobst, 1906, Excerpta historica iussu imp. Constantini Porphyrogeniti confecta. Excerpta de virtutibus et vitiis (vol. 2.1), Berolini: 3
Text status Text completely known
Date 11th c.
Manuscript TOURS - Bibliothèque Municipale 980 [11th c.]
Person(s)
Patron
Konstantinos VII Porphyrogennetos (17/05/905-18/05/905 - 09/11/959) - PBW: Konstantinos/7/ - PMBZ: 25888: "Personenkennziffer: 23734"
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Patron-related epigram
Subject(s) Konstantinos VII Porphyrogennetos (17/05/905-18/05/905 - 09/11/959) - PBW: Konstantinos/7/ - PMBZ: 25888: "Personenkennziffer: 23734"
Comment Probably the epigram is no longer preserved in the manuscript, because some of its folios have been destroyed (see Büttner-Wobst 1906: XXIII, Collon 1905: 704). Büttner-Wobst reprinted the poem by the edition of Valesius 1634 (Büttner-Wobst 1906: 1, 3).
Bibliography
Number of verses 15
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