Epigram 16.14

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τίς γλύψας τὸν Ἔρωτα παρὰ κρήνῃσιν ἔθηκεν,
οἰόμενος παύσειν τοῦτο τὸ πῦρ ὕδατι;

— Paton edition







Les Belles Lettres, t. XIII, p. 232 « Sur l’identité de ce Zénodote qui peut être le bibliothécaire d’Alexandrie ou encore un philosophe disciple de Diogène de Séleucie (IIe siècle av. J.-C.), voir Gow-Page, Hell. Epigr., II, p. 557. »

Gow-Page, Hell. Epigr., t. II, p. 557 : « Three epigrams in the Anthology are ascribed to Zenodotus, of which 7.315 has an alternative ascription to Rhianus. Diogenes Laertius describes the author of epigram 7.117 as Ζ. ΣτωιΚός, Διογένους μαθητής. Diogenes of Seleucia (or Babylon) suceeded Zeno of Tarsus as head of the Stoic school, was in Rome in 156 b.c., and seemingly died at an advanced age very shortly afterwards (see RE 5.774) ; his pupil therefore may be supposed to have been roughly a contemporary of Antipater, whose epigram on the founder of the Stoic school precedes this in Diogenes Laertius. 7.315 is on Timon, and has therefore some points of contact in subject with this ; in style however it is much unlike, and if it is not by Rhianus need not be by this Zenodotus, for the name is not rare (see Susemihl G.L.A. 2.14). Nor need the couplet which we print as II (16.14), a trifle which anybody could have written. Perhaps it is worth remembering that Zenodotus of Ephesus, the Homeric scholar and Alexandrian librarian, is described as ἐποποιός, and since he was a pupil of Philetas might so far as dates are concerned have written on Zeno. »


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