Type 5206
(formerly typ/3255)

Ἡ λίθος ἔστ' ἀμέθυστος, ἐγὼ δ' ὁ πότης Διόνυσος·
πεισάτω ἢ νήφειν μ', ἢ μαθέτω μεθύειν.
Title(s)
  • Εἰς Διόνυσον γεγλυμμένον ἐν ἀμεθύστῳ
  • In lapidem amethystum et Dionysium
Text source N. Bianchi 2011, «Non c’è differenza tra l’amore e l’ebbreza» ovvero Eliodoro nella biblioteca di Niceta Eugeniano, in N. Bianchi (ed.), Romanzi greci ritrovati. Tradizione e riscoperta dalla tarda antichità al Cinquecento, Bari, 47-65: 54-59
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Person(s)
Poet
Plato Neoteros
Metre(s) Elegiacs
Subject(s) Dionysos
Tag(s) Reference to content of the book
Translation(s)
Comment Beckby (1958: 432):
Ἁ λίθος ἔστ’ ἀμέθυστος, ἐγὼ δ’ ὁ πότας Διόνυσος·
ἢ νήφειν πείσει μ’ ἢ μαθέτω μεθύειν.

The epigram has been edited also by Dindorf (1863b: 164) as part of the scholia to Euripides Orestes in the following form:
Ἡ λίθος ἔστ’ ἀμέθυστος· ἐγὼ δ’ ὁ πότης Διόνυσος.
ἢ πιθέτω νήφειν, ἢ μαθέτω μεθύειν.
Bibliography
Number of verses 2
Occurrence(s) [22007] μ(ὲν) λίθος, ἀμέθυστος. ἐγὼ δ' ὁ πότης διόνυσος
MUNICH - Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - gr. 157 (f. 167v)
(2 verses)
Acknowledgements
Identification Anthologia Graeca, IX.748
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Last modified: 2020-12-03.