Type 33641

Τέτρωρον, ἄναξ, ἡ τετρακτὺς τῶν τέκνων·
οἷς ἀναβαίνων καὶ θεοῦ θάρρει τρέχων,
πατεῖν προῃροῦ τὴν τετράκλιμον κτίσιν.
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: 975
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Person(s)
Poet
Ephraim of Ainos < Thrace (13th c. - 14th c.) - PLP: III.6408
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s)
Tag(s)
Translation(s) It is a quadriga, king, the group of your four children,
which you mounted and drove trusting in God
and on which you preferred to visit the four corners of creation.
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: 975
Comment The poem comments on Niketas Choniates' History 16.25-31.
Bibliography
Number of verses 3
Acknowledgements
Creator(s)
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Last modified: 2021-10-29.