Type 4082
(formerly typ/2171)

Ὁ τετρακλίμου χθονὸς ὢν κυβερνήτης
πῶς τοῦ τριμεροῦς τῆς ψυχῆς τὴν ὁλκάδα
ἔσχες οὐδαμῶς κυβερνᾶν, ἀλλ' ἐνδίδως
τὴν βάσιν νοὸς τοῦ βασιλικωτάτου
τῇ παρ' ἁπάντων ἀνοίᾳ τῇ ἀτίμῳ,
ὅθεν ἐξηπάτησαι καὶ τέλος ὤφθης
τῆς μελαίνης μοίρας γε καὶ παραλόγου;
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: 200-202
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) You, the governor of the four-sided earth, how is it possible that you were completely incapable of steering
the ship of the three-part soul, and let the base of the most royal mind to yield to folly, the one disgraced by everyone,
by which you were deceived and appeared as the fulfilment of the dark and irrational fate?
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) [20174] ὁ τετρακλίμου χθονὸ(ς) ὢν κυβερνίτης
FLORENCE - Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana (BML) - Conv. Soppr. 98 (f. 206v)
(7 verses)
Acknowledgements
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 556: "In Aeschyli Persas"
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