Occurrence 25630
(formerly occ/9662)

Type(s) [6830] Τυφλὸς γέρων ἔγραψε τοῖς νέοις πάλαι (1 verse)
Text source DBBE (Inspection of a reproduction of the manuscript)
Text status Text completely known
Date 1201
Manuscript HEIDELBERG - Universitätsbibliothek - Palat. gr. 45 [1201]
Place in Manuscript f. 224v
Palaganos son of the komes Pelegrinos (13th c.) - VGH: 374.B
Palaeographical information The verse is written in red ink and flanked by decorations in red and blue ink.
Contextual information The epigram occurs at the end of the Odyssey. It follows a longer hexametric epigram, inc. 'Τέρμ' ἴδ' ἔλαβε μόγῳ ῥὰ άγάκλυτο(ς) ἥδ' οδυσεῖα'.
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Subject(s) Homer (8th c. BC)
Comment Written in the margin of the page is the date '6709' (1200/1201). However, some scholars argue that the two epigrams were most likely copied, along with the main text, from an earlier manuscript (dated to the early 13th century) - see Stevenson (1885: 24): 'subscriptio autem videtur ex archetypo transcripta'; see also Gallavotti (1980: 230-234). Jacob (1988: 185-203), on the other hand, presents a detailed paleographical analysis of the manuscript, on the basis of which he argues that the epigram was indeed written by Palaganos himself at the beginning of the 13th century.
Image source(s) https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/cpgraec45/0454/image
Number of verses 1

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