Type 5330
(formerly typ/3373)

Ὁ σήμερον τύπτουσα τυγχάνων σφύρα
ὕψους ἐπάρσει καὶ βάρει τῆς ἀξίας,
τύφον κατασπῶν τῆς χαμερποῦς ὀφρύος,
τὸν ὄγκον ἐξόριζε τῆς ἐξουσίας·
στρέφει γὰρ εἰς ἄκμονα τὴν σφύραν χρόνος.
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Reader-related epigram
Eustathios of Ikonion < Turkey - PBW: Eustathios/103/ - RGK: - VGH: - PBE: - PLP: - PMBZ:
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Tag(s) (Spiritual) advice to the reader
Translation(s) Hodie cum sis tundens malleus,
in-sublime elevatione tua et tuae dignitatis pondere,
fastum detrahens repentis superbiae,
tumorem extermina licentiae tuae:
vertit enim in incude malleum tempus.
E. Cougny, 1890, Epigrammatum Anthologia Palatina cum Planudeis et Appendice nova epigrammatum veterum ex libris et marmoribus ductorum (vol. 3), Paris: 422
Comment = Anth. Gr. Append. IV.116ε
Number of verses 5

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 550: "Eustathius Iconiensis, Versus paraenetici"
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Last modified: 2019-06-16.