Occurrence 34713

Type(s) [34710] Τὰ παιδία ποῦ· ποῦ δὲ καὶ σχῆµα µέγα (2 verses)
Text source C. Mazzucchi 1995, Leggere i classici durante la catastrofe (Costantinopoli, maggio-agosto 1203): le note marginali al Diodoro Siculo Vaticano gr. 130. Parte seconda: i dodecasillabi della terza mano e la personalità del loro autore, Aevum, 69(1), 200-258: 211
Text status Text completely known
Date 1203
Manuscript VATICAN CITY - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - Vat. gr. 130 [942-975]
Place in Manuscript f. 277r
Niketas Choniates (1155 - 1217) - VGH: 337.E - PBW: Niketas/25001/
Palaeographical information Written by a later hand in the right margin (hand 3, cf. Mazzucchi (1995)). Mazzucchi (1995: 254-255) identifies this hand as Niketas Choniates.

Critical apparatus by Mazzucchi (1995: 211):
2 ταφὴν ] sub τ- scripserat θ
Contextual information The epigram is written next to and comments on Diodorus Siculus' Bibliotheca historica 5.35.3. It does not seem to have a direct relation to the text it accompanies. Mazzucchi (1995: 242) suggests that Niketas Choniates was inspired to write these verses by the great fires in Constantinople in July-August 1203: "La sola ipotesi che io riesca a prospettare è che il nostro glossatore (...) fosse giunto al f. 277r dopo il 17/18 Iuglio, o il 19 agosto, allorché due terribili incendî devastarono Constantinopoli".
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Comment Due to the bad quality of the online reproduction, Mazzucchi (1995: 211) has been kept as text source.
Image source(s) https://digi.vatlib.it/view/MSS_Vat.gr.130/0280
Number of verses 2

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