|Type(s)|| Τυφλὸς γέρων ἔγραψε τοῖς νέοις πάλαι (1 verse)|
|Text source||DBBE (Inspection of a reproduction of the manuscript)|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Manuscript||HEIDELBERG - Universitätsbibliothek - Palat. gr. 45 |
|Place in Manuscript||f. 224v|
|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'.|
|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.|
|Number of verses||1|
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