Type 4594
(formerly typ/2670)

Αἴτνη τίς ἐστιν Ἰταλῶν ὄρος μέγα,
ἐξ ἧς καταρρεῖ παμφάγου πυρὸς νᾶμα
μέχρι πολίχνης Κατάνης λεγομένης·
ῥοιβδεῖ δὲ δεινῶς ὡς ποταμὸς ἐκρέον·
πνεῦμα γὰρ ἐν γῆς ἐμπεσὸν ταῖς κοιλάσι
κισσήρεως νάφθης τε πεπληρωμένης,
χωροῦν σοβαρῶς ἐκπυροῦται τῇ βίᾳ·
εὑρὸν δὲ ταῖς σήραγξιν ὕδωρ ἐκρέον
τὸ πνεῦμα παντάπασιν ἠραιωμένον
ἀναφλογωθὲν ἐξανάπτει πῦρ ῥέον.
Title(s) Στίχοι εἰς τὸ Αἰτναῖον πῦρ
Text source C. Herington, 1972, The older scholia on the Prometheus Bound, Leiden: 241-242
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Person(s)
Poet
John Tzetzes (12th c.) - PBW: Ioannes/459/
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s)
Tag(s) Reference to content of the book
Translation(s)
Comment = Anth. Gr. Append. III.218
Bibliography
Number of verses 10
Occurrence(s)
Acknowledgements
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 23: "De monte Aetna"
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