Type 34710

Τὰ παιδία ποῦ· ποῦ δὲ καὶ σχῆµα µέγα·
καὶ προσδόκιμος εἰς ταφὴν μελαμφόρος.
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: 211
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Niketas Choniates (1155 - 1217) - VGH: 337.E - PBW: Niketas/25001/
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
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."
Number of verses 2
Occurrence(s) [34713] τὰ παιδία, ποῦ· ποῦ δε | καὶ σχῆµα µέγα [1203]
VATICAN CITY - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - Vat. gr. 130 [942-975] (f. 277r)
(2 verses)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 711: "Scholium in Diodorum Siculum (5.35.3)"
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