Omars great scientific fame, however, is nearly eclipsed by his still greater poetical renown, which he owes to his rubais or quatrains, a collection of about 500 epigrams. The peculiar form of the rubaiviz.
Zhukovskis U,nar Khayym and the Wandering Quatrains, translated from the Russian by E.
The quatrains have been edited at Calcutta (1836) and Teheran (1857 and i862); text and French translation by 3.
There are quatrains in the Rubdiyat of Omar Khayyam and pessimistic verses in Ecclesiastes which might have been uttered by Aristippus ("Then commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing than to eat and to drink and to be merry; for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life which God giveth him under the sun").
The Dittochaeon is a series of quatrains, probably intended to explain forty-nine pictures of a basilica.
16; xxv.-xxix.), quatrains (xxii.-xxiv.) and tetrads and other numerical arrangements (xxx.
17-21), introduces a group of quatrains in two sub-groups (xxii.
If we divide the chapter into quatrains, like ch.
His songs are mostly written in the medieval quatrains (ferskeytla), and are generally of a humorous and satirical character; his convivial songs are known by heart by every modern Icelander; and although some of the poets of the present day are more admired, there is none who is more loved by the people.