Type 3613
(formerly typ/1712)

Εὐκλείδης νόον ὀξὺν 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 status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Metre(s) Elegiacs
Subject(s) Euclid (4th c. BC - 3rd c. BC)
Tag(s) Praise of the author
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.
Language: Latin
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 as Arethas has written it on fol. 387v runs πάντά τε ἀτρεκέως ἐξερέεινε βροτοῖς.

Westerink (1972: XV): 'Duo epigrammata in Euclidem praebet Arethae codex Bodleianus, edidit Heiberg op. cit. pp. XXVII-XXIX. de altero, quod post duplicem subscriptionem addidit Arethas f. 397v, vix dubito quin ipsius sit, quaesitam eius inelegantiam, frequentiam versuum spondiacorum, denique ipsa verba cum epigrammatis in Anthologia servatis (Opp. 79-81) comparans:'.
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