Type 6966
(formerly typ/4874)

Ζῷον τι πεζόν, ἀλλὰ νηκτὸν, εὑρέθη
ἔμψυχον. ἀλλ' ἄψυχον, ἔμπνουν, ἀλλ' ἄπνουν,
ἕπρον, βαδίζον, καὶ πτεροῖς κεκρημένον.
Ἄκουε, καὶ θαύμαζε, καὶ δίδου λύσιν.
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Person(s)
Poet
John Mauropous (1001 - 1075-1081) - PBW: Ioannes/289/
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Tag(s) Riddle
Translation(s) Animal quoddam pedestre, sed natatile, inventum est
animam-habens, sed sine anima, in-quo-spiritus, sed sine-spiritu,
repens, incedens at alis usum.
Audi, et mirare, et da solutionem.
Language: Latin
E. Cougny, 1890, Epigrammatum Anthologia Palatina cum Planudeis et Appendice nova epigrammatum veterum ex libris et marmoribus ductorum (vol. 3), Paris: 571
Comment = Anth. Gr. Append. VII.41
Bibliography
Number of verses 4
Occurrence(s) [26069] ζῶον τι πεζόν, ἀλλὰ νηκτὸν, εὑρέθη
MILAN - Biblioteca Ambrosiana H 105 sup. (f. 36r)
(4 verses)
Acknowledgements
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 289: "Ioann. Mauropus, Aenigma in navigium tamquam ex alio"
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