|Title(s)||In laudationem Homeri|
|Text source||D. Murphy 1998, Greek Epigrams and Manuscripts of Damiano Guidotto of Venice, Renaissance Studies, 12, 476-494: 477-478|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Editorial status||Not a critical text|
All you peoples, recount the poems of his man only.
Homer spoke words first among the other.
Whatever things of wisdom and good sense Vergil spoke,
Or any of the orators, these things also he alone signs.
You give wisdom in the forum and virtues to warriors,
performing the holy works of the gods; and you have honor
in the eyes of all,
Showing fighters easily bested by Achilles,
Speakers by Odysseus, [but showing] your own mind
as surpassing all.
The sun gleams from the sky; the light from the earth is
Homer’s sun with its rays. Homer, you excel in thought.
Whoever then denies first glory to Homer,
how shall I call him good, and how wise?.
|Number of verses||12|
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NEW YORK - Columbia University Library, Rare Book and Manuscript Library - Plimpton MS 3 [1491-1510] (f. 70v)