The miscellaneous codex Par. gr. 1630 (mid-14th century), written by the scribe Chariton, of the monastery τῶν Ὁδηγῶν, contains, among many other texts, a selection of epigrams from the so-called Sylloge Parisina, fully preserved by a 12th/13th century manuscript, the Par. suppl. gr. 352. The aim of this paper is to analyse the principles followed by Chariton in designing his (informal) anthology. Particular attention will be paid to a synonymic substitution that might be explained by his moral scruples, as they also appear from his selection of poems with respect to his model.
Keywords: Chariton, epigrams, anthology, Sylloge Parisina, censorship.