Type 3096
(formerly typ/1293)

Ποντοπλοοῦσι παῦλα λιμὴν τῶν πόνων
καὶ βατοῦσι τέρμα τοῦ βίου πόλεις
καὶ τοῖς γράφουσι χάρμα βιβλίου τέλος.
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
Translation(s) To sea-sailors a harbor is a rest from labors,
To mountain-crossers a city is the end of their course,
And to those who write the end of a book is joy.
A. McCollum 2015, The Rejoicing Sailor and the Rotting Hand: Two Formulas in Syriac and Arabic Colophons, Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies, 18, 67-93: 76
Number of verses 3

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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 638: "Librarii nota"
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Last modified: 2019-12-07.