Type 4081
(formerly typ/2170)

Ὁ τετραπλεύρου κοσμικῆς μοναρχίας
χειρὶ κρατήσας Ξέρξης ἡνίας πάσας
φρέν' ἀπατηθεὶς ἐκ σοφοῦ Περικλέους,
εἰς γὴν κατεκάλυψε Περσῶν τοὺς γόνους
κἀκεῖνος δ’ ἐξέφυγε τῆς τύχης κύβον
ἀναμεταξὺ τριχὸς ἁπαλωτάτης.
Text source M. Tomadaki, Emilie M. van Opstall 2019, The Tragedians from a Byzantine Perspective: Book Epigrams on Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, Medioevo Greco. Rivista di storia e filologia bizantina. (MEG), 19, 193-220: 200-201
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s)
Tag(s) Reference to content of the book
Translation(s) Xerxes, who held in his hands all the reins of the worldly four-sided monarchy, was deceived by the wise Pericles and covered the Persians’ offsprings in earth; in the meanwhile he escaped the cube of fortune in the nick of time.

Language: English
M. Tomadaki, Emilie M. van Opstall 2019, The Tragedians from a Byzantine Perspective: Book Epigrams on Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, Medioevo Greco. Rivista di storia e filologia bizantina. (MEG), 19, 193-220: 201
Bibliography
Number of verses 7
Occurrence(s) [20173] ὁ τετραπλεύρου κοσμικ(ῆς) μοναρχίας
FLORENCE - Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana (BML) - Conv. Soppr. 98 (f. 206v)
(6 verses)
Acknowledgements
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 557: "In Aeschyli Persas"
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