Type 3439
(formerly typ/1575)

Οὐαί, Προμηθεῦ, κρᾶξον, οὐαί σοι μέγα,
χάριν βροτῶν γὰρ ἠπατήσας τὸν Δία·
καὶ λάθρα τούτου πως 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, Emilie M. 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 Not a critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Person(s)
Poet
John Tzetzes (12th c.) - PBW: Ioannes/459/
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s)
Tag(s) Reference to content of the book
Critical Notes 1 κρᾶξον Herington ] κρώζων Cougny
5 ἐκβαλοῦντα τῶν θρόνων Herington ] ἐκβαλόντα τοῦ θρόνου Cougny
Translation(s)
Comment = Anth. Gr. Append. IV.83, vv.11-18
Bibliography
Number of verses 8
Occurrence(s)
Related type(s)
Acknowledgements
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 560: "In Prometheum"
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Last modified: 2020-08-31.