Type 5383
(formerly typ/3417)

Τέλος πέφυκεν ὧδε τῶν Θεαγένους
καὶ Χαρικλείας συνταγμάτων, ὦ φίλοι,
ἅπερ ἀνὴρ ἄριστος ἐν λόγῳ μέγας
Ἡλιόδωρος Θεοδοσίου πάις
συντάξας ἀπέδωκε φιλομαθέσιν.
Σπεύδοιο λοιπὸν πᾶς δρέπε γνῶσιν λόγων.
Text source A. Colonna 1984, Un epigramma di Filagato da Cerami sul romanzo di Eliodoro, in F. Pontani (ed.), Lirica greca da Archiloco a Elitis: studi in onore di Filippo Maria Pontani, Padova, 247-248: 247-248
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Philagathos from Cerami (12th c.) (monotropos)
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Critical Notes 4 πᾶς ] πάις Colonna (1984: 247-248)
Comment Text of Colonna (1984: 247-248) modified by DBBE.

The authorship of Philagathus Cerameus has been proposed by Colonna (1984) assuming that he is the same person as Philippus, the author of the allegorical interpretation of Heliodorus' novel that follows our epigram in the manuscript. Colonna (1938: 365-366) himself had proposed this identification in his edition of the Aethiopica. Among others, Bianchi (2006: 21-47) has lately tried to confirm it, while Acconcia Longo (2010) disagrees. For the latter, the author of the treatise is a Neoplatonic Christian from the 5th or better 6th century.
Number of verses 6
Occurrence(s) [22240] τέλος πέφυκ(εν) ὦδε τῶν θεαγένους [12th-13th c.]
VENICE - Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana - gr. Z. 410 (coll. 522) [12th-13th c.] (f. 121v)
(6 verses)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 721: "Philagathus Cerameus, Praefatio in interpretationem allegoricam fabulae Heliodori"
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