Type 3997
(formerly typ/2090)

Υἱὲ Μέλητος, Ὅμηρε, σὺ γὰρ κλέος Ἑλλάδι πάσῃ
καὶ Κολοφῶνι πάτρῃ θῆκας ἐς ἀΐδιον,
καὶ τάσδ’ ἀντιθέῳ ψυχῇ γεννήσαο κούρας
δισσὰς ἐκ στηθέων γραψάμενος σελίδας·
ὑμνεῖ δ’ ἡ μὲν νόστον Ὀδυσσῆος πολύπλαγκτον,
ἡ δὲ τὸν Ἰλιακὸν Δαρδανιδῶν πόλεμον.
Title(s)
  • Εἰς τὰς Ὁμηρικὰς δύο βίβλους
  • In duos libros Homeri
Text source H. Beckby, 1965, Anthologia Graeca. XII-XVI (vol. 4), München: 460-461
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Metre(s) Elegiacs
Subject(s)
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Translation(s)
Comment The epigram is preserved as book epigram in two 16th-century manuscripts: Oxford Bodl. Canonic. gr. 79 and Escorial gr. IV. 22.
Bibliography
Number of verses 6
Acknowledgements
Identification Anthologia Graeca, XVI.292
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Last modified: 2020-12-23.