Type 29747

Ῥήτωρ, σοφιστής, ἀλλὰ καὶ λογογράφος,
ῥήτωρ μέγιστος ὅλων τε τῶν ῥητόρων,
ῥήτωρ ἀγαθός, πρηστήριος τὴν φύσιν,
ῥήτωρ δεξιός, ἔμπλεως κομπασμάτων,
ῥήτωρ ἀληθὴς τοὺς θεωνύμους ὅλους
πιμπρῶν, ἀναιρῶν, ἐκτεφρῶν πολυτρόπως
λόγοις μυρίοις ἐν συνετῇ καρδίᾳ.
Title(s) Εἰς Λουκιανὸν
Text source P. Marciniak 2016, Reinventing Lucian in Byzantium, Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 70, 209-224: 215
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Person(s)
Poet
Leon the Mathematician/the Philosopher (790-869) - PBE: 4834 - PMBZ: 15604: "Personenkennziffer: 4440/corr."
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) Lucian of Samosata < Turkey (2nd c.)
Tag(s) Praise of the author
Translation(s) A rhetor, sophist, but also a writer,
Rhetor greatest of all the rhetors,
Good rhetor, with a fiery nature,
A righteous rhetor, full of boasts,
A true rhetor, who all those so-called gods
Burns, destroys, turns to ashes in many ways
With tens of thousands of words in his intelli¬gent mind.
Language: English
P. Marciniak 2016, Reinventing Lucian in Byzantium, Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 70, 209-224: 215
Comment The authorship is not certain.
Bibliography
Number of verses 7
Occurrence(s) [29750] Ρήτωρ σοφιστὴς αλλὰ καὶ λογογράφος
PARIS - Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) - gr. 1310 (f. 216v)
(7 verses)
Acknowledgements
Creator(s)
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 661: "In Lucianum"
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