Type 1945
(formerly typ/60)

Ἐνταῦθα τὴν θέλγουσαν εἰκότως λύραν
κινῶν τελώνης συγκινεῖ καὶ τοὺς λίθους·
ὅθεν, πλάνος, σίγησον, Ὀρφέως λύρα·
πόνοις Ἰωάννης γὰρ ἥρμοσε ξένην,
καθημεροῦσαν τὴν λιθότροπον φύσιν.
Text source A. Rhoby, 2018, Ausgewählte Byzantinische Epigramme in Illuminierten Handschriften, Wien: 369-370
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Comment The epigram occurs in two manuscripts as a poem of 3 verses: Patmos, Mone tou Hagiou Ioannou tou Theologou 334 (f. 12v) and Vienna - ÖNB suppl. gr. 50* (f. 24v).

Lauxtermann (2003: 303) points to the similarity of v. 3 with the incipit of another book epigram: Σίγησον, Ὀρφεῦ· ῥίψον, Ἑρμῆ, τὴν λύραν (https://www.dbbe.ugent.be/types/3271) which may have inspired the composition of this one. This parallel had previously been pointed out by Sajdak (1919: 44).
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Number of verses 5
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Related type(s) [3271] Σίγησον, Ὀρφεῦ· ῥίψον, Ἑρμῆ, τὴν λύραν (10 verses)
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