Type 34726

Εὖ Οἰνοπίων ἔσχεν ἀρχὴν τῆς Χίου·
καὶ τίς γὰρ ἄλλη προσφυεστέρα πλέον;
Ὁ δ' οὖν κύων τὴν λέξιν αἰχμαλωτίσει,
ὡς ἀστεισμοῖς χρησίμην τοῖς ἐλλόγοις,
οἷς ἡμῖν ἡ τράπεζα φλεγμαίνειν φθάνει,
οἷς ἐντρυφῆσαι καὶ πάλιν γένοιτό μοι.
Μικρὸν παρηγόρημα τῶν μακρῶν πόνων,
ὧν ἡ ξιφήρης χεὶρ Ἰταλῶν αἰτία
τοὺς ἀστικοὺς μιγνῦσα τοῖς ὀρεστέροις.
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: 213
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
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."

Text of Mazzucchi (1995: 213) modified by DBBE.
Number of verses 9
Occurrence(s) [34729] εὖ οἰνοπίων ἔσχεν | ἀρχὴν τῆς χίου [1203]
VATICAN CITY - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - Vat. gr. 130 [942-975] (f. 306v)
(9 verses)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 266: "Scholium in Diodorum Siculum (5.79.1)"
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