Type 3459
(formerly typ/1588)

Οὐδὲ σέθεν γεραρὴν ἰδ᾽ ἐρατὴν πυκτηΐδα
ἡμιτελῆ παρέθηκα, σοφίης ὄρχαμ' ὦσχε,
Ὀππιανὲ θρυλούμενε κλυτῆς εἵνεκ᾽ ἀοιδῆς,
ἀλλ᾽ ἀνύσας θηησάμην σέο καλλιέπειαν.
Title(s) Εἰς Ὀππιανόν
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
John Tzetzes (12th c.) - PBW: Ioannes/459/
Metre(s) Dactylic hexameter
Subject(s) Pseudo-Oppian of Apameia < Syria (3rd c.)
Tag(s) Praise of the author
Translation(s) In Oppianum.
Non tuum venerandum ego et amabilem librum
semiabsolutum exhibui, doctrinae princeps rame,
Oppiane celebrate incliti gratia carminis:
sed perfeci miratus tuam pulcriloquentiam.
E. Cougny, 1890, Epigrammatum Anthologia Palatina cum Planudeis et Appendice nova epigrammatum veterum ex libris et marmoribus ductorum (vol. 3), Paris: 313
Comment = Anth. Gr. Append. ΙΙΙ.140
De Stefani (2014: 392): 'ὦσχε is strange: it probably means κλάδε, or ἔρνος (cf. Nic. Eug. Epithaph. Prodromi 48 ὦ σοφίης κυπάρυττε [Gallavotti 1935, 230]), but it might be corrupted: Papathomopoulos quotes Ludwich's ὄρχαμ' ἐσθλέ. Perhaps ὄρχαμ' ἐσθλῆς.
Number of verses 4

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 564: "Ioann. Tzetzes, In Oppianum"
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Last modified: 2019-08-13.