Type 32345

Ἀρχιδικαστὰ τῆς παρούσης ἡμέρας
πατρικίας τὸ σκῶμμα μή σε δακνέτω.
Τὴν ἱστορίαν ἔσχες ἀρχετυπίαν
καὶ ζώδιόν σοι τῶν πολυτίμων λίθων
ἀρχιδικασπολοῦντος ἐξηρτημένον
τὸ λοίδορον φράγνυσι τοῦ σκώπτου στόμα.
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: 208
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Niketas Choniates (1155 - 1217) - VGH: 337.E - PBW: Niketas/25001/
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Comment Mazzucchi (1995: 254-255) identifies the author as Niketas Choniates. Bértola (2021: 42) is more cautious: "Nothing invites the rejection of the postulated authorship of Niketas Choniates, but there is not enough evidence either to accept it without prudent hesitation."

Text of Mazzucchi (1995: 208) modified by DBBE.
Number of verses 6

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 82: "Scholium in Diodorum Siculum (1.75.7)"
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