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P, transmitted thus: Η ι δου τ τ’ αει μα κα τρ πο · ο τ ν αοιδ ν χατον, αλλ’ κν ω μ τ μελιχρ τατον τ ν π ων ολε απεμα´ξατο. χα ρετε λεπτα ιε , ρ του μβολον αγρυπν η . 32 Dirk Obbink The reading αοιδ ν, given by the manuscripts of AP 9. 507 and Achilles De Arati uita 5 Di Maria (= Vit. ’24 However, the word-order is odd and the accusative is left without a controlling verb. Oxy. LXVIII 4648, the oldest witness, gives this epigram, written as prose, with αοιδω[ (l. Oxy. LXVI 4499, a third-century codex of the Book of Revelations that gives (at l.
Against this is held up the eternal energy of inspired poetry (‘For deathless powers to verse belong’), and to this are called to witness Alcaeus, Sappho, and primitive (Welsh? ) poetry (‘initiatory strains / Committed to the silent plains / In Britain’s earliest dawn’). The ﬁnal two stanzas, set forth above, challenge time’s power to obscure even these literary monuments, juxtaposing exuberant hopes for the rediscovery of lost poetic works, for example, of Pindar (‘Some Theban fragment’) and Simonides.