Type 33561

Οὐκ οἶδ’ ὅ τι φὴς ἐνθαδὶ, Χωνειάτα·
σοφὸν τὸ σαφὲς συγγράφων εἶναι λέγεις,
εἶτα γριφώδη καὶ βαραθρώδη γράφεις.
Text source J. Bértola 2021, Ephraim of Ainos at work: a cycle of epigrams in the margins of Niketas Choniates, Byzantinische Zeitschrift, 114(3), 929-1000: 971
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s)
Person(s)
Poet
Ephraim of Ainos < Thrace (13th c. - 14th c.) - PLP: III.6408
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) Niketas Choniates (1155 - 1217) - VGH: 337.E - PBW: Niketas/25001/
Tag(s)
Translation(s) I do not know what you say here, Choniates:
when writing you affirm that clarity is wise,
then you write like riddles and abysses.
Language
English
Source(s)
J. Bértola 2021, Ephraim of Ainos at work: a cycle of epigrams in the margins of Niketas Choniates, Byzantinische Zeitschrift, 114(3), 929-1000: 971
Comment The poem comments on Niketas Choniates' History 3.34-45.
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Number of verses 3
Occurrence(s) [33818] οὐκ οἶδ’ ὅ τι φὴς ἐν(...)αδὶ χωνειάτ(...)
VIENNA - Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB) - hist. gr. 53 [1301-1350] (f. 2v)
(3 verses)
Acknowledgements
Creator(s)
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 569: "Scholium marg. in Nicetae Choniatae historiam"
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