Epigram 1.108

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 61

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οὐ σοφίης ἀπάνευθεν Ἀδὰμ τὸ πρὶν ἐκαλεῖτο,
τέσσαρα ,γράμματ᾽ ἔχων εἰς τέσσαρα κλίματα κόσμου:
Ἄλφαγὰρ ἀντολίης ἔλαχεν δύσεως δὲ τὸ δέλτα,
ἄλφα πάλιν δ᾽ ἄρκτοιο, μεσημβρίης δὲ τὸ λοιπόν.

— Paton edition

On Adorn (Anonymous)

Not without wisdom was Adam so called, for the
four letters represent the four quarters of the earth. The Alpha he has from Anatole (the East), the Delta from Dysis (the West), the second Alpha is from Arctus (the North) and the Mu from Mesembria (the South).

— Paton edition

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