Epigram 9.657

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Descriptions

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On the Palace, called Sophiariae

Texts

ὁππόθι τεμνομένης χθονὸς ἄνδιχα πόντον ἀνοίγει
πλαγκτὸς ἁλικλύστων πορθμὸς ἐπ᾽ ἠιόνων,
χρύσεα συλλέκτρῳ τάδ᾽ ἀνάκτορα θῆκεν ἀνάσσῃ
τῇ πολυκυδίστῃ θεῖος ἄναξ Σοφίῃ.

ἄξιον, ὦ Ῥώμη μεγαλοκρατές, ἀντία σεῖο
κάλλος ἀπ᾽ Εὐρώπης δέρκεαι εἰς Ἀσίην.

— Paton edition

Where the land is cut in two by the winding
channel whose shores open the way to the sea, our
divine emperor¹ erected this palace for his most il-
lustrious consort Sophia. O, far-ruling Rome,² thou
lookest from Europe on a prospect in Asia the beauty
of which is worthy of thee.

— Paton edition

Keywords

Scholia

Comment

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Paton Edition: 1 Justin II. (565-578 a.d.).

2 i.e. Constantinople.

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