Greek Anthology



1.—Εἰς τὸ ποιημάτιον Ἰωάννου Γραμματικοῦ

Ζωοτύπος τόλμησεν ἃ μὴ θέμις εἰκόνι γράψαι, εὐεπίη δ᾿ ἐτέλεσσε φύσιν ψευδήμονα κόσμου, ἐγγὺς ἀληθείης τε· γραφὴ δ᾿ ἐψεύσατο πάντα.

2.—Εἰς τὴν πόλιν τῶν Μύρων τῆς Λυκίας

Καλλιχόρου τόδε τεῖχος ἀνηέξησε πόληος Μαρκιανὸς σκηπτοῦχος, ὑπ᾿ ἐννεσίῃσιν ὑπάρχου Παλλαδίου, θεσμοῖς τε περίφρονος Ἀρτεμεῶνος· ἡ δὲ πόλις παλίνορσον ἑὸν χρόνῳ εὕρατο μέτρον.

3.—Εἰς τὸν τάφον τοῦ ἁγίου Νικάνδρου

Ἑπτά με καὶ δέκα παῖδ᾿ ἐτέων ἀκέραιον, ἄχραντον, Νίκανδρον πιστὸν μάρτυρα θῆκε θεός.


Book XV

Book XV


1.—On a little Poem of Joannes Grammaticus

The painter ventured to picture what may not be pictured, and eloquence completed the counterfeited nature of the world, yea and near the truth; but the painting invented all.1

2.—On the City of Myra in Lycia

Marcian the emperor enlarged this wall of the city with beautiful dancing-floors, according to the counsels of Palladius the Prefect and the design of wise Artemeon, and at length the city found its ancient size restored.

3.—On the Tomb of Nicander

God made me his faithful martyr, Nicander, a boy of seventeen years, pure and unstained.2

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.greek_anthology_15.1918