Type 5388
(formerly typ/3423)

Ἂν ἐξ ὕλης γράφωσι καὶ τοὺς ἀγγέλους,
τί καινὸν εἰ γράφουσι καὶ σὲ ταῖς ὔλαις;
Εἰ δ᾽ οὐχὶ καὶ πτέρυγας ἀγγέλου φέρεις,
μάλιστα νικᾷς ἐξ ὕλης τοὺς ἀγγέλους.
Title(s) Ἕτεροι
Text source E. Miller, 1855, Manuelis Philae Carmina (vol. 1), Paris: 33
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Manuel Philes (1275-1345) - PLP: XII.29817
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Tag(s) Praise of the author
Critical Notes 3 εἰδοῦσι καὶ πτέρυγας· ἐγγράφουσί σε Mioni (e MS Marc. gr. Z 438)
Comment The poem is used as a book epigram and referred both to Cyril of Alexandria and to John Chrysostom.
Number of verses 4
Related type(s) [5875] Ἄνευ ὕλης γράφουσι καὶ τοὺς ἀγγέλους (12 verses)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 50: "Manuel Philes, In imaginem s. Ioannis Chrysostomi"
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