Type 34698

Οἱ δ' ἀτελεῖς νῦν κινδύνων τῶν ἐν μάχαις,
πικρῷ τελώνῃ συμφοροῦσι τοὺς φόρους.
Text source C. Mazzucchi 1995, Leggere i classici durante la catastrofe (Costantinopoli, maggio-agosto 1203): le note marginali al Diodoro Siculo Vaticano gr. 130. Parte seconda: i dodecasillabi della terza mano e la personalità del loro autore, Aevum, 69(1), 200-258: 210
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Niketas Choniates (1155 - 1217) - VGH: 337.E - PBW: Niketas/25001/
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Critical Notes Kaldellis (2005: 91) translates the first words of the second verse as dual forms.
Comment Mazzucchi (1995: 254-255) identifies the author as Niketas Choniates. Bértola (2021: 42) is more cautious: "Nothing invites the rejection of the postulated authorship of Niketas Choniates, but there is not enough evidence either to accept it without prudent hesitation."

text of Mazzucchi (1995: 210) modified by DBBE.
Number of verses 2
Occurrence(s) [34701] Οἱ δ' ἀτελεῖς νῦν | κινδύν(ων) τῶν ἐν μάχαις [1203]
VATICAN CITY - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - Vat. gr. 130 [942-975] (f. 242r)
(2 verses)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 512: "Scholium in Diodorum Siculum (4.71.4)"
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