Type 5396
(formerly typ/3429)

Ἔστι δίπουν ἐπὶ γῆς καὶ τετράπον, οὗ μία φωνή,
καὶ τρίπον, ἀλλάσσει δὲ φυὴν μόνον, ὅσσ’ ἐπὶ γαῖαν
ἑρπετὰ κινεῖται ἀνά τ᾽ αἰθέρα καὶ κατὰ πόντον.
Ἀλλ’ ὁπόταν πλείστοισιν ἐρειδόμενον ποσὶ βαίνῃ,
ἔνθα τάχος γυίοισιν ἀφαυρότατον πέλει αὑτοῦ.
Title(s)
  • Τὸ αἴνιγμα τῆς Σφιγγὸς
  • Aenigma Sphingi
Text source H. Beckby, 1965, Anthologia Graeca. XII-XVI (vol. 4), München: 202-203
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Metre(s) Dactylic hexameter
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Translation(s)
Bibliography
Number of verses 5
Occurrence(s)
Acknowledgements
Identification Anthologia Graeca, XIV.64
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Last modified: 2020-12-10.