Type 5175
(formerly typ/3225)

Πολλοὺς μὲν φῦσεν ἀνέρας θεοειδέας Ἑλλάς,
προὔχοντας σοφίῃ, τῇ τε ἄλλῃ ἀρετῇ.
Ἀλλὰ Γεμιστός, ὅσον Φαέθων ἄστρων παραλλάσσει,
τόσσον τῶν ἄλλων ἀμφοτέρων κρατέει.
Title(s) Στίχοι εἰς Πλήθωνα ἐπιτάφιοι
Text source L. Mohler, 1942, Aus Bessarions Gelehrtenkreis: Abhandlungen, Reden, Briefe von Bessarion, Theodoros Gazes, Michael Apostolios, Andronikos Kallistos, Georgios Trapezuntinos, Niccolò Perotti, Niccolò Capranica, Paderborn: 469
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Basileios Bessarion (1399-1400 - 18/11/1472) - RGK: I.41, II.61, III.77 - VGH: 59.E - PLP: II.2707 (kardinalios)
Metre(s) Elegiacs
Subject(s) Georgios Gemistos Plethon (1355 - 1452-1454) - VGH: 83.B - PLP: II.3630
Critical Notes 1 ἀνέρας θεοειδέας ] θεοειδέας ἀνέρας mss.
2 ἄλλῃ ] ὅλῃ mss.
3 παραλλάσσει ] ὑπερίσχει mss.
Comment Text of Mohler (1942: 469) modified by DBBE.
Number of verses 4
Acknowledgements Information on the type courtesy of Maria Tomadaki.


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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 635: "Bessarion, Epitaphium in Georgium Gemistum Plethonem"
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