|Type(s)|| Νικήτας εὐγενώνυμος ἐφ' ἕρκος ὀρθογραφίης (2 verses)|
|Text source||DBBE (Inspection of a reproduction of the manuscript)|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Manuscript||PARIS - Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) - gr. 2908 [1496-1505]|
|Place in Manuscript||f. Ir|
|Contextual information||The epigram precedes Niketas Eugeneianos' 'Drosilla and Charikles'.
The verses are preceded by the following note in prose: "ποίησις κὺρ νικήτου τοῦ εὐγενειανοῦ κατὰ μίμησιν τοῦ μακαρίτου φιλοσόφου τοῦ προδρόμου". The epigram is followed by another epigram, a metrical hypothesis of the novel.
|Comment||Jeffreys (2012: 343): "This reference appears in one manuscript only, P (Par. gr. 2908), copied ca. 1500 in Paris by George Hermonymos. (...) It is legitimate to ask whether this note, and the slightly sardonic hexameter couplet that accompanies it, was found in his exemplar or was added by George the scribe himself. In favour of the latter position is the fact that George was an interventionist copyist, frequently adding scholia, particularly when the manuscript was intended for teaching purposes. (...) However, it is not clear that the term makarites (‘late’) would have been used ca. 1500 of a person deceased some three and a half centuries previously, while the hexameters use vocabulary in vogue in the twelfth century. On balance the heading is probably to be taken as approximately contemporary to the composition of Drosilla & Charicles."|
|Number of verses||2|