Occurrence 23002
(formerly occ/6897)

Αἰὼν ὁ μακρὸς ὥσπερ ἄνθη τοὺς λόγους
Ἁπανταχοῦ γῆς ἔσχεν ἐσκεδασμένους,
Ἀνθοῦντας, οὐ πέμποντας εὔπνοον χάριν.
Τὰ νῦν δὲ τούτοις εὐστεφὴς Κωνσταντῖνος
Δρέψας, ἀγείρας ἐμμελεῖ μουσουργίᾳ
Προύθηκε πᾶσιν θελκτικὴν εὐοσμίαν,
Ὅσοις λόγου μέτεστιν, εὐώδεις λόγους.
Ὅν τοῖς λόγοις στέφωμεν ὡς λόγων φίλον.
Ἀσυγκρίτως γὰρ ἐν μέδουσιν ἐκπρέπει,
Λάμπων, προφαίνων χρηστότητα τοῦ κράτους
Γίγας φεραυγὴς ὥσπερ ἡλίου φάος
Ἐχθροῖς ἅπασιν, εὐνόοις θ’ ὑπηκόοις.
Οὐκοῦν βοάτω πρὸς θεὸν πᾶς τις μέροψ·
Τιθωνὸν αὐτὸν δεῖξον ἄλλον ἐν χρόνοις,
Ὡς ἂν τὰ λῷστα τῷ βίῳ συνεισφέροι.
Type(s) [5718] Αἰὼν ὁ μακρὸς ὥσπερ ἄνθη τοὺς λόγους (15 verses)
Text source T. Büttner-Wobst, 1906, Excerpta historica iussu imp. Constantini Porphyrogeniti confecta. Excerpta de virtutibus et vitiis (vol. 2.1), Berolini: 3
Text status Text completely known
Date 11th c.
Manuscript TOURS - Bibliothèque Municipale 980 [951-975]
Person(s)
Patron
Konstantinos VII Porphyrogennetos (17/05/905-18/05/905 - 09/11/959) - PBW: Konstantinos/7/ - PMBZ: 25888: "Personenkennziffer: 23734"
Contextual information Németh (2018: 63): "It was copied directly after the proem and the list of contents, perhaps on the last page of the initial double-leaf of the deluxe manuscript, although the text on it survives only in two transcriptions from the early seventeenth century".
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s)
Subject(s) Konstantinos VII Porphyrogennetos (17/05/905-18/05/905 - 09/11/959) - PBW: Konstantinos/7/ - PMBZ: 25888: "Personenkennziffer: 23734"
Comment The epigram is no longer preserved in this manuscript, because some of its folios have been destroyed (see Németh (2018: 270), Büttner-Wobst (1906: XXIII), Collon (1905: 704)). Büttner-Wobst reprinted the poem by the edition of Valesius 1634 (Büttner-Wobst (1906: 1, 3)).
Bibliography
Number of verses 15
Acknowledgements
Creator(s)
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