Graffito about Diogenes the Cynic philosopher

Διογένης ὁ κυνικὸς φιλόσοφος
ἰδὼν γυναῖκα ὑπὸ ποταμοῦ φε=
ρομένην, εἶπεν· ἄφες φέρεσσθαι(:φέρεσθαι)
τὸ κακ⌜ὸ⌝ν ὑπὸ κα`κοῦ´ ΚΙΥΣ.


Translation: Diogenes the Cynic philospher, seeing a woman being carried off by the river, said: let the bad thing be carried away by the worse.
Findspot: Herculaneum, Grand Taberna (IV.15-16)
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Language: Greek
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
Apparatus Criticus: Textus secundum (1), aliter (4) (7), contulit ad apographum R. De Vita a. 2011 v. 3: φέρεσσθαι pro φέρεσθαι v. 4: ΤΟΚΑΚΗΝ apographum; τὸ κάκιν (pro τὸ κάκιον) (7); ΥΠΟΚΑΚΟΥΚΙΥΣ apographum: ΚΟΥ supra a scriba additum ad κακιυς in κακοῦ corrigendum; ὑπὸ κακοῦ κακῶς (4). Prope EDR151835, EDR140205.
Bibliography: Hermes, 95, 1967, p. 253 sgg. (G. Strohmaier) (1) CIL 04, 10529, con facsimile (2) Actes du Ve Congrès international d'arabisants et d'islamisants, Bruxelles 31 août-6 sept. 1970, Bruxelles 1971, p. 463 sgg. (G. Strohmaier) (3) Zeitschr. Pap. Ep., 22, 1976, p. 293 sgg., con facsimile (W. D. Lebek) - SEG 1976-1977 (4) SEG 26, 1976-1977, 1138 (5) I. Gallo, Frammenti biografici da papiri, 2, Roma 1980, p. 311 sgg. (6) Am. Journ. Philol., 101, 1980, p. 316 sg. (G. Giangrande) - SEG 1980 (7) SEG 30, 1980, 1171 (8) Apeiron, 17, 2, 1983, p. 125 sgg. (J. Moles) (9) G. Giannantoni (a cura di), Socratis et socraticorum reliquiae, 2, Napoli 1990, p. 317, nr. 206 (10) V. Catalano, Case abitanti e culti di Ercolano, nuova ed., Roma 2002, p. 62 sg., con facsimile (11) O. Overwien, Die Sprüche des Kynikers Diogenes in der griechischen und arabischen Überlieferung, Stuttgart 2005, p. 199 sg. (12) Titulorum graphio exaratorum qui in C.I.L. IV collecti sunt Imagines, 2, Roma 2012, p. 487, con foto (A. Varone) (13)
Link to EDR: #EDR112869
Suggested Citation: AGP-EDR112869, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-EDR112869> [accessed: 14 Oct 2019]

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