Type 5050
(formerly typ/3103)

Γαίης δ' ἐν γυάλοισιν ἔνερθε δὲ πόντος ἀπείρων·
ὤφθη δ’αὐλαίη ἐκ χάεος αἷα πελώρη˙
θαῦμα μέγ’ ὡς ἐκέλευεν ἐρισθενέος λόγος αἰπύς˙
ἤπειρον δ’ ἐκάλλεσε γαίαν ὑγρὰν δὲ θάλασσαν.
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Metre(s) Dactylic hexameter
Tag(s) Reference to content of the book
Critical Notes ἔνερθε δὲ πόντος] scripsi ex ἑνὸς τε ἐπόντος (l. ἀνέστενε πόντος) DeCavalieri
Comment In verse one, which is otherwise metrically problematic, γαίης δ' ἐν γυάλοισιν ἔνερθε δὲ πόντος ἀπείρων would be a likely reading. Cf. Moschus, Europa, 133: ἀλλ’ ἀὴρ μὲν ὕπερθεν ἔνερθε δὲ πόντος ἀπείρων.
Number of verses 4
Occurrence(s) [21766] γαίης δ' ἐν γυάλοισιν | ἑνός τε ἐπόντος ἀπείρων [14th c.]
ROME - Biblioteca Angelica gr. 89 (B.2.10) [14th c.] (f. 24r)
(4 verses)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 113: "In Basilii homilias in Hexaemeron"
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