Type 5407
(formerly typ/3436)

Διὰ τὰς δίκας φεύγουσιν Ἀθήνας δύο τινές,
οἳ πρὸς τὸν ἔποπα τὸν λεγόμενον Τηρέα
ἐλθόντες ἠρώτων ἀπραγμόνων πόλιν.
Εἷς δ᾽ ὄρνις ἔποπι συμπαρὼν μετὰ πλειόνων
πτηνῶν διδάσκει τί δύνατ’ ὀρνίθων γένος,
καὶ πῶς ἐάνπερ κατὰ μέσον τὸν ἀέρα
πόλιν κτίσωσι, τῶν θεῶν τὰ πράγματα
αὐτοὶ παραλήψοντ’. Ἐκ δέ τοῦδε φαρμάκῳ
πτέρυγάς ἐποιοῦντ'· ἠξίωσαν δ’ οἱ θεοί,
ἐπίθεσιν οὐ μικρὰν ὁρῶντες γενομένην.
Title(s) Ἀριστοφάνους γραμματικοῦ
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Person(s)
Poet
Aristophanes of Byzantium
Metre(s) Other
Subject(s) Aristophanes (445 BC - 388 BC)
Tag(s)
Critical Notes 4 Εἷς δ᾽ ὄρνις Wilson ] Εἷς πρέσβυς Cougny
8 Ἐκ δέ τοῦδε φαρμάκῳ Wilson ] Ἐκ δέ τού γε φαρμάκου Cougny
9 ἐποιοῦντ' Wilson ] ἐποίουν Cougny
Translation(s) Ob lites fugiunt Athenas duo quidam:
qui ad Upupam, qui dicitur Tereus fuisse,
cum venerunt, rogabant negotiis-vacuorum urbem.
Unus e duobus senibus qui Upupae simul adstat cum pluribus
alitibus, docet quid possit avium genus,
et quomodo, si per medium aera
urbem conderent, deorum res
ipsi exciperent; ex aliquo autem veneno
alas faciebant: aequum-censuere dii,
cum novarum-rerum-molitionem non parvam factam viderent.
Language: Latin
E. Cougny, 1890, Epigrammatum Anthologia Palatina cum Planudeis et Appendice nova epigrammatum veterum ex libris et marmoribus ductorum (vol. 3), Paris: 304
Comment = Anth. Gr. Append. III.89
Hypothesis of Aristophanes' Birds.
Bibliography
Number of verses 10
Occurrence(s) [22281] διὰ τὰς δίκας. φεύγουσιν ἀθηνᾶς δύο τινὲς
VENICE - Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana - gr. Z. 474 (coll. 842) (f. 94v)
(10 verses)
Acknowledgements
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