Occurrence 25799
(formerly occ/9828)

εἰς τ(ὸν) ἰώβ·
ὄλβιά σοι τὰ πρῶτα· τὰ δ' αὖ μέσα φεῦ ὀδυνηρά·
ὕστατα δ' εὐλογίην ἔσχον ἀγωνοθέτου·
ἐσθλά δ' ἅπαντα μάλιστα ἐπεί γε τὰ ὕστατα (...)
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Type(s) [6889] Ὄλβιά σοι τὰ πρῶτα, τὰ δ' αὖ μέσα φεῦ ὀδυνηρά (4 verses)
Text source DBBE
Text status Text completely known
Date 14th c.
Manuscript ROME - Biblioteca Vallicelliana B 53 (Martini 12) [1291-1300]
Place in Manuscript f. 36r
Palaeographical information The epigram is written in dark ink, distinct from the lighter brown ink in which the main text is written.
Contextual information The verses occur in the margin of Constantinus Manasses' Compendium chronicum. They are preceded by the poems inc. ἐκ τ(ῆς) ἄγαν μου τῶν φρεν(ῶν) ἐλαφρί(ας) and inc. αἰτεῖτε κ(αὶ) λήψεσθε, σὸ(ς) λόγο(ς) λόγε.
Metre(s) Elegiacs
Genre(s) Reader-related epigram
Subject(s) Job
Comment The epigram is poem 46 by Christophoros Mytilenaios, written by a 14th century reader in a 13th century manuscript (cf. Mercati 1970.I: 481).
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Number of verses 4

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