Type 3613
(formerly typ/1712)

Εὐκλείδης νόον ὤξυν’ ἀειζώοις γραμμαῖσι
πάντα τε ἀτρεκέως ἐξερέεινε βροτοῖς
ὁππόσα μήσατο τηλεθόωσα φύσις συμβαίνειν
σχήμασιν ἠδ᾽ ὄγκοις, θειμέλιόν γε τόδε
πάσης μὲν τεκτηνάμενος σοφίης, κόσμῳ δὲ
παντὶ ἑῆς προλιπὼν σύμβολον εὐμαθίης.
Text source L. Westerink, 1972, Arethae archiepiscopi Caesariensis Scripta minora (vol. 2), Leipzig: XV
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Metre(s) Elegiacs
Subject(s) Euclid (4th c. BC - 3rd c. BC)
Translation(s) Euclides mentem acuit semper-viventibus lineis,
omniaque vere interrogavit mortalibus
quaecunque voluit virescens natura evenire
figuris et solidis, fundamento quidem hocce
omnis fabricato sapientiae, mundoque
omni suae relicto signo doctrinae.
E. Cougny, 1890, Epigrammatum Anthologia Palatina cum Planudeis et Appendice nova epigrammatum veterum ex libris et marmoribus ductorum (vol. 3), Paris: 309
Comment = Anth. Gr. Append. III.116

The text of the epigram on Euclid is slightly different from the one that has been published in Cougny (1890: 309). Where Cougny's text reads βροτοῖς, πάντα τε ἀτρεκέως ἐξερέεινε in line 2 of the epigram, the same line runs πάντά τε ἀτρεκέως ἐξερέεινε βροτοῖς in all occurrences.

Text of Westerink (1972: XV) modified by DBBE.
Number of verses 6

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