Type 3222
(formerly typ/1357)

Κριὸς προηγός ἐστιν, ἀρχὴ τοῦ χρόνου·
Ταῦρος δέ, ταύρων οἶστρος εἰς Ἀφροδίτην·
ζώων δὲ πάντων ζεῦξις ἐν τοῖς Διδύμοις.
Καρκῖνος ἐστὶ φωσφόρος δ' ὀπισθόπους·
Λέων δ' ὁ θερμός, ἑκπύρωσις τοῦ πόλου·
ἡ Παρθένος δὲ δεῖγμα τῆς γεωργίας·
Ζυγὸς μερισμὸς ἡμέρας πρός ἑσπέραν·
σκορπισμός ἐστι τῆς σπορᾶς ὁ Σκορπίος·
ὁ Τοξότης δὲ σύμβολον κυνηγίας·
ὁ δ᾽ Αἰγόκερως, ἀγρίων παρρησία·
Ὑδροχόος δέ, χεῦμα τῶν ὄμβρων κάτω·
οἱ δ᾽ Ἰχθύες, δήλωσις ἰχθύων γένους.
Title(s) Εἰς τὰ ιβ' Ζώδια
Text source E. Cougny, 1890, Epigrammatum Anthologia Palatina cum Planudeis et Appendice nova epigrammatum veterum ex libris et marmoribus ductorum (vol. 3), Paris: 330
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Image-related epigram
Person(s)
Poet
Georgios (hagiotessarakontites, maïstor)
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Tag(s) Reference to content of the book
Translation(s) 'In XII signa Zodiaci.
Aries dux est et principium anni;
Taurus autem taurorum furor in venerem;
animantiumque omnium conjunctio in Geminis.
Cancer est lucifer retrorsum-incedens;
Leoque aestivus, inflammatio caeli;
Virgoque indicium agrorum-culturae;
Libra divisio diei vespere;
dispersio est seminis Scorpius;
Arcitenensque signum venationis;
Capricornus autem agrestium fiducia;
Aquariusque effusio imbrium deorsum;
Pisces autem demonstrant piscium genus'.
Language: Latin
E. Cougny, 1890, Epigrammatum Anthologia Palatina cum Planudeis et Appendice nova epigrammatum veterum ex libris et marmoribus ductorum (vol. 3), Paris: 330
Comment = Anth. Gr. Append. III.239
In Ambr. B 33 sup. at the beginning of the poem there is one more verse, which is normally considered as a metrical title.
Bibliography
Number of verses 12
Occurrence(s)
Acknowledgements
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 419: "Georgius maistor hagiotessaracontites, De signis XII in zodiaco"
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Last modified: 2020-10-01.