Type 4577
(formerly typ/2678)

Ὥσπερ ξένοι χαίροντες ἰδεῖν πατρίδα,
καὶ οἱ θαλαττεύοντες εὑρεῖν λιμένα,
καὶ οἱ πλουτεύοντες εὑρεῖν τὸν πλοῦτον,
καὶ οἱ ἀσθενούντες δὲ ἰδεῖν τὴν ῥῶσιν·
οὕτω καὶ οἱ βιβλογράφοντες εὑρεῖν βιβλίου τέλος.
Text source DBBE
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Tag(s) Completion of the book
Translation(s) as strangers rejoice to see the fatherland
and sailors (rejoice to see) the shore
and the wealthy (rejoice to see) their wealth
and the sickly (rejoice to see) their strength
so do writers rejoice to see the end of the book
DBBE (last accessed: 2021-11-13).
Comment The last verse is metrically faulty.
Number of verses 5
Occurrence(s) [21127] ὥσπερ ξένοι χαίροντ(ες) ἰδεῖν π(ατ)ρίδα [1487]
MILAN - Biblioteca Ambrosiana Q 14 sup. [1487] (f. 476v)
(5 verses)
Related type(s) [5255] ὥσπερ ξένοι χαίρουνται ἰδεῖν πατρίδα (3 verses)

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