Type 3613
(formerly typ/1712)

Εὐκλείδης νόον ὀξὺν ἀειζώοις γραμμαῖσι
πάντα τε ἀτρεκέως ἐξερέεινε βροτοῖς
ὁππόσα μήσατο τηλεθόωσα φύσις συμβαίνειν
σχήμασιν ἠδ᾽ ὄγκοις, θειμέλιόν γε τόδε
πάσης μὲν τεκτηνάμενος σοφίης, κόσμῳ δὲ
παντὶ ἑῆς προλιπὼν σύμβολον εὐμαθίης.
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Metre(s) Elegiacs
Subject(s) Euclid (4th c. BC - 3rd c. BC)
Tag(s) Praise of the author
Translation(s) Euclides mentem acuit semper-viventibus lineis,
omniaque vere interrogavit mortalibus
quaecunque voluit virescens natura evenire
figuris et solidis, fundamento quidem hocce
omnis fabricato sapientiae, mundoque
omni suae relicto signo doctrinae.
Language
Latin
Source(s)
E. Cougny, 1890, Epigrammatum Anthologia Palatina cum Planudeis et Appendice nova epigrammatum veterum ex libris et marmoribus ductorum (vol. 3), Paris: 309
Comment = Anth. Gr. Append. III.116

The text of the epigram on Euclid is slightly different from the one that has been published in Cougny (1890: 309). Where Cougny's text reads βροτοῖς, πάντα τε ἀτρεκέως ἐξερέεινε in line 2 of the epigram, the same line as Arethas has written it on fol. 387v runs πάντά τε ἀτρεκέως ἐξερέεινε βροτοῖς.

Westerink (1972: XV): 'Duo epigrammata in Euclidem praebet Arethae codex Bodleianus, edidit Heiberg op. cit. pp. XXVII-XXIX. de altero, quod post duplicem subscriptionem addidit Arethas f. 397v, vix dubito quin ipsius sit, quaesitam eius inelegantiam, frequentiam versuum spondiacorum, denique ipsa verba cum epigrammatis in Anthologia servatis (Opp. 79-81) comparans:'.
Bibliography
Number of verses 6
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