|Text source||J. Boeten, S. De Groot 2019, The Byzantine Antiquarian: a Case Study of a Compiled Colophon, Byzantinische Zeitschrift, 112, 31-46: 33-35|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Editorial status||Not a critical text|
The hand that has written this rots in a grave.
Even if you’d run over the sea and the entire earth,
A grave, human, will cover your body.
I came on earth naked, naked I will go under the earth.
And why should I toil in vain, if I see the naked end?
The world is a stage, life is a performance: you came, you saw, you departed.
|Comment||vv. 1-3: dodecasyllables, vv. 4-5: elegiac, vv. 6-7: prose|
|Number of verses||6|
 ἡ χεὶρ μ(ὲν) ἡ γράψασα, σήπεται τάφῳ
NAPLES - Biblioteca Nazionale - gr. II C 33 [1476-1500] (f. 518r)
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