Type 3514
(formerly typ/1633)

Εἰ μὲν ἴσην ἰσχὺν τῇ γλώσσῃ, Δημόσθενες, ἔσχες,
οὔποτ᾽ ἂν Ἑλλήνων ἦρχεν ἀνὴρ Μακεδών.
Title(s) Ἐπὶ τῷ Δημοσθένους ἀνδριάντι
Text source A. Bandini, 1768, Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Mediceae Laurentianae (vol. 2), Florence: 495
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Metre(s) Elegiacs
Subject(s) Demosthenes of Athenai < Attike < Greece (384 BC - 322 BC)
Critical Notes 1 Εἰ μὲν ] Εἴπερ Cougny; ἰσχὺν τῇ γλώσσῃ ] ῥώμην γνώμῃ Cougny; ἔσχες ] εἶχες Cougny
2 ἦρχεν ] ἦρξεν Cougny; ἀνὴρ ] Ἄρης Cougny
Comment = Anth. Gr. Append. III.58
Title: Cougny (1890: 296).

Originally the inscription on the base of Demosthenes' statue in Athens (cf. Plutarch, Dem. 30; Arrian; Photios; Suda).
The epigram also occurs in ms. Monac. gr. 313 (f. 31r), where it does not function as a book epigram.
Number of verses 2

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 187: "In Demosthenem"
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Last modified: 2022-07-07.