The essay consists of five sections, dealing with some late-antique and Byzantine epigrams
and their manuscript tradition. (1) Edition and commentary of a brief collection of epigrams
on Homer (all of them are already known from the Anthologia Graeca), which is
preserved in a handful of Homeric manuscripts (Ambr. I 4 sup.; Bodl. Holkh. gr. 116;
Lond. Harl. 5600; Malatest. plut. d. XXVII 2; Marc. gr. cl. IX 2a; Marc. gr. cl. IX 16; Vat.
gr. 29; Vat. gr. 915). (2) Edition and commentary of an hitherto unpublished Byzantine
epigram on Homer, in five hexameters, which precedes the “Homeric collection” in Vat.
gr. 29. Critical notes on two epigrams of various content (AP IX 365; IGM 27 = App.
Anth. II 732 Cougny), which follow the “Homeric collection” in the same Vatican manuscript.
(3) Edition and commentary of three hitherto unpublished Byzantine epigrams (the
first in elegiacs, the other two in hexameters), preserved in Vat. gr. 915. These epigrams
might tentatively be attributed to Maximos Planudes. (4) Critical notes to some passages
of the poems of Constantine the Sicilian, preserved in Vat. gr. 915. (5) Critical notes on the
text of an epigram attributed to Patriarch Sophronios of Jerusalem, preserved in Vat. gr.