Type 3494
(formerly typ/1614)

Ὁ Φωκυλίδης εὐπρεπῆ ζήσας βίον,
ὡς Χριστομύστης, ὡς ἀπόστολος μέγας,
ὡς ἀκροατὴς τῶν Θεοῦ θεσπισμάτων,
καὶ μυσταγωγὸς τῶν ἀρίστων πρακτέων,
εὐαγγελικῶς ταῦτα λαλεῖ καὶ γράφει
εὔχρηστα τυγχάνοντα τοῖς ἐν τῷ βίῳ
καὶ τοῖς μέλλουσι τρυφᾶν σωτηριάδη
θεῖα νάματα ἐκ πηγῆς ἀεννάου.
Title(s) Στίχοι εἰς τὸν Φωκυλίδην
Text source P. Derron, 1986, Pseudo-Phocylide. Sentences, Paris: CIII
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) Pseudo-Phocylides (1st c. BC-1st c.)
Tag(s)
Translation(s) In Phocylidem.
Phocylides honestam qui vixit vitam,
ut Christi-sacerdos, ut apostolus magnus,
ut auditor dei oraculorum,
evangelico-modo haec loquitur et scribit
quae valde-utilia sunt illis qui in vita sunt.
Language: Latin
E. Cougny, 1890, Epigrammatum Anthologia Palatina cum Planudeis et Appendice nova epigrammatum veterum ex libris et marmoribus ductorum (vol. 3), Paris: 323
Comment = Anth. Gr. Append. III.194
Papadopoulos-kerameus (1899: 135): 'Στίχοι εἰς τὸν Φωκυλίδην'.
Papadopoulos-kerameus (1915: 67): 'Στίχοι ἰαμβικοὶ'.

The book epigram is preserved in a series of manuscripts as an introduction to the poems of Pseudo-Phocylides. Different variants comprise from five to eight verses, see Derron (1986: CIII): 'Il faut signaler en premier lieu l'introduction de six (parfois cinq, exceptionnellement huit) vers iambiques sur la vie de Phocylide, intitules Στίχοι εἰς τὸν Φωκυλίδην (...)'
The type is currently based on the eight-verse occurrence featured in cod. Par. gr. 2551, f. 177v.
Bibliography

Bibliography category to be determined

A. Farina, 1962, Silloge Pseudofocilidea, Naples: 7
Number of verses 8
Occurrence(s)
Acknowledgements
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 584: "In Phocylidem"
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