Type 3439
(formerly typ/1575)

Οὐαί, Προμηθεῦ, κρᾶξον, οὐαί σοι μέγα,
χάριν βροτῶν γὰρ ἠπατήσας τὸν Δία·
καὶ λάθρα τούτου πῶς τὸ πῦρ ἐκεκλόφεις,
εἶτ’ οὐδ’ ἐπείσθης ὤν περ ἐσταυρωμένος
τὸν ἐκβαλοῦντα τῶν θρόνων εἰπεῖν Δία;
τῷ τοι κεραυνὸς ἐκ πόλου κατηγμένος
ἔργον τίθησι συντριβῆς σε τὸν τάλαν.
αἴαζε τοίνυν· τοῦτο γὰρ πάρεστί σοι.
Text source M. Tomadaki, E. van Opstall 2019, The Tragedians from a Byzantine Perspective: Book Epigrams on Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, Medioevo Greco. Rivista di storia e filologia bizantina. (MEG), 19, 193-220: 198-199
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
John Tzetzes (12th c.) - PBW: Ioannes/459/
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Tag(s) Reference to content of the book
Critical Notes 1 κρᾶξον Herington ] κρώζων Cougny
5 ἐκβαλοῦντα τῶν θρόνων Herington ] ἐκβαλόντα τοῦ θρόνου Cougny
Comment = Anth. Gr. Append. IV.83, vv.11-18

This epigram also occurs in the 16th-century manuscript Par. gr. 2782A (f. 126v).
Number of verses 8
Related type(s)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 560: "In Prometheum"
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Last modified: 2023-07-28.