|Type(s)|| Ἡ λίθος ἔστ' ἀμέθυστος, ἐγὼ δ' ὁ πότης Διόνυσος (2 verses)|
|Text source||DBBE (Inspection of a reproduction of the manuscript)|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Manuscript||MUNICH - Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - gr. 157 [1401-1450]|
|Place in Manuscript||f. 167v|
|Palaeographical information||Written in one line.|
|Contextual information||The epigram is written in a colophon after two dodecasyllabic epigrams and before a dodecasyllabic monostich devoted to Heliodorus' Aethiopica.|
|Comment||Bianchi (2011: 54-59) has demonstrated how this distich refers to the content of the Aethiopica as well as to the novel by Nicetas Eugenianus, so that he proposes the latter as the responsible for the insertion of this poem in the manuscript.
The epigram has been edited by Dindorf (1863b:164) as part of the scholia to Euripides Orestes in the following form:
Ἡ λίθος ἔστ’ ἀμέθυστος· ἐγὼ δ’ ὁ πότης Διόνυσος.
ἢ πιθέτω νήφειν, ἢ μαθέτω μεθύειν.
|Number of verses||2|