Epigram 11.275

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 543


Καλλίμαχος τὸ κάθαρμα, τὸ παίγνιον, ὁ ξύλινος νοῦς:
αἴτιος ὁ γράψας Αἴτια Καλλίμαχος.

— Paton edition

Callimachus the outcast, the butt, the wooden
head ! The origin is Callimachus who wrote the
Origins .

— Paton edition






Les Belles Lettres, t. X, p. 168 : "On a voulu attribuer cette épigramme à Apollonius de Rhodes. Ce serait, dit Wilamowitz, (Hellen. Dichtung., 1924, 2, 97), la réponse à la question τί ἂν εἴποι Ἀπολλώνιος ἐκπίπτων ἐξ Ἀλεξανδρείας ; On connaît, en effet, la querelle qui, suivant une tradition, opposa Apollonius et Callimaque, son maître, bien que l'auteur de la Vita II assure qu'Apollonius désira être enterré près de Callimaque. On a eu tort de voir dans ces vers une épigramme injurieuse d'Apollonius de Rhodes, et même de l'attribuer à l'auteur des Argonautiques ; c'est plutôt l'oeuvre d'un grammairien appelé Apollonius (D. M. Lievin, Apollonia Minora, dans Trans. and Proced. Amer. Philol., XCIII (1962), p. 154-163). Sur la thèse contraire et ses défenseurs, voir A. Couat, La poésie alexandrine, p. 504."

Utet, t. II, p. 825 : "È difficile attribuire l'epigramma ad Apollonio Rodio, per quanto sia noto il contrasto con Callimaco (Aubreton, X, p. 168, n. 1)."

Page, Further Greek Epigrams, p. 17 : "In the notorious controversory at Alexandria concerning Epic poetry, whether one should continue to write more or less in the traditional HOmeric manner or break with the past and lead the stream of poetry into new channels, the chief antagonists were Callimachus and Apollonius of Rhodes. The ascription of the present epigram to Apollonius was therefore to be expected, but there is no way of deciding wheter the ascription represents a true tradition or is merely a guess. At 7.41 the lemma refers to Ἀπολλώνιος ὁ Ῥόδιος ὁ γράψας τὰ Ἀργοναυτικά, but at 11.275 the heading is Ἀπολλωνίου γραμματικοῦ, and that is surprising if the Rhodian was meant. Apollonius poeta passim grammaticus vocatur apud veteres, said Jacobs, but in truth he is normally called 'Apollonius' or 'Apollonius of Rhodes', and is not called γραμματικός even when the reference is to one of his works of learning, as in the Argument to the Hesiodic Shield or in Athen. 10.415D ; Ἀπολλώνιος γραμματικός elsewhere regularly refers to one of several other grammatici of this name. The doubt cannot be resolved, but it should be said that there is nothing improbable in the ascription to the Rhodian. (...)"


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