Type 3247
(formerly typ/1382)

Πλάτων· τί πολλὴν πρὸς τάδε σιγὴν στρέφεις;
εἰ μὲν σιωπᾶς τῶν τεθνηκότων νόμω·
ἄλλου λόγου πέφυκε, κοινὸν ὂν τόδε·
εἰδὼς ἀπειπὼν πρὸς τὸ δεινὸν τοῦ λόγου,
εἵλου σιγᾶν μάλιστα τοῦ γρῦζειν ὅλως.
σοφὸς πάλιν πέφυκας ὥσπερ καὶ πάλαι·
εἰδὼς σιωπᾶν, οὗ σιγὴ κρείττων λόγου.
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) Plato (429 BC - 347 BC)
Critical Notes Vassis (2005: 623): 'In Platonem'.
Comment To the best of our knowledge, this poem on Plato is not used as a book epigram in any manuscript.

Bibliography category to be determined

C. Stornajolo, 1895, Codices Urbinates Graeci, Rome: 198
Number of verses 7
Occurrence(s) [19091] πλάτων, τί πολλὴν πρὸς τάδε σιγὴν στρέφεις [1376-1400]
VATICAN CITY - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - Urb. gr. 119 [1376-1400] (f. 16r)
(7 verses)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 623: "In Platonem"
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