Type 3418
(formerly typ/1555)

Ὣσπερ λιμὴν πλέουσι, καὶ πατρὶς ξένοις,
καὶ τοῖς ὁδοιποροῦσι τῆς ὁδοῦ πέρας,
οὕτως ἑκάστῳ τῶν γραφόντων βιβλία
ἐράσμιον πέφυκε τοῦ γραφεῖν τέλος.
Text source A. McCollum 2015, The Rejoicing Sailor and the Rotting Hand: Two Formulas in Syriac and Arabic Colophons, Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies, 18, 67-93: 74
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Tag(s)
Translation(s) As the harbor to those who sail, and the homeland to wanderers,
And the end of the road to those who travel,
So to each one who writes books
The end of writing is naturally gratifying.
Language: English
A. McCollum 2015, The Rejoicing Sailor and the Rotting Hand: Two Formulas in Syriac and Arabic Colophons, Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies, 18, 67-93: 74
Bibliography
Number of verses 4
Occurrence(s) [19313] ὥσπερ λιμὴν πλέ||ουσι καὶ πατρὶς ξέ|νοις
FLORENCE - Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana (BML) - Plut. 9, Cod. 3 (f. 354v)
(4 verses)
Related type(s) [2646] Ὥσπερ τοῖς πλέουσιν ἡδὺς ὁ λιμὴν οὕτως (2 verses)
Acknowledgements
Contributor(s)
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 904: "Librarii subscr. (Laur. 9.3)"
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