Type 2449
(formerly typ/522)

Εἰ τοῖς ξένοις ἔνεστι χάριεν μέγα
φυγεῖν ξενίαν καὶ φθᾶσαι τὴν πατρίδα
προσιδέειν δὲ συγγενεῖς αὖ καὶ φίλους
ὁμογνύους τε γείτονας οὓς ηὐτύχουν,
οὔτω χαριέστατον εἴη μοι τέλος
εἰ προσφθάσοιμι τὰς ἀρείονας βίβλους
καὶ τοὺς Ὁμήρου καταφλύξω λόγους
τοὺς νεκταρώδεις καὶ μελιτροποτρόφους.
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Tag(s) Completion of the book
Critical Notes προσιδέειν] ex προσέτι τοὺς vel sim. corr. Pontani προσειδέναι (corr. e προσιδεῖν? Schreiner)
οὓς ηὐτύχουν] ex ηὐτύχει ut vid. corr.
εἰ προσφθάσοιμι... βίβλους] ex εἴπερ φθάσοιμι τοὺς ἀρ. λόγους corr. Pontani τὰς (corr. e τοὺς? Schreiner) ἀρείονος βίβλους (corr. e λόγους?) Schreiner
καὶ τοὺς Ὁμήρου... μελιτροποτρόφους] om. Schreiner
Translation(s) If it is a great pleasure for travelers
to finish their wandering and get to their homeland,
to see their relatives and friends,
the kin and neighbours they had before;
in the same way may this end be very pleasant for me,
if I should arrive at the better books,
and gulp down the words of Homer
that are sweet and breed sweet-minded people.
F. Pontani 2010, The World on a Fingernail: An Unknown Byzantine Map, Planudes, and Ptolemy, Traditio, 65, 177-200: 179
Number of verses 8
Occurrence(s) [17926] εἰ τοῖς ξένοις ἔνεστι χάριεν μέγα [1276-1325]
VATICAN CITY - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - Vat. gr. 915 [1276-1325] (f. 47v)
(6 verses)

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 203: "Librarii nota"
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Last modified: 2020-10-19.