Type 32348

Τοῖς γοῦν καθ' ἡμᾶς παντελὴς ἀφωνία
πρέπουσα λοιπὸν καὶ σιγὴ διὰ βίου,
ὑγιὲς οὐδὲν οὔτε μαθοῦσιν ὅλως
οὔτ' αὖ διατρανοῦσιν ἐντελεστέρως.
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: 209
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
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: 209) modified by DBBE.
Number of verses 4

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 767: "Scholium in Diodorum Siculum (2.40.3)"
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