|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: 978|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Editorial status||Critical text|
|Subject(s)||Niketas Choniates (1155 - 1217) - VGH: 337.E - PBW: Niketas/25001/|
Boastful barbarian Armeno-Cilician,
in vain you challenge an elected soldier to battle.
In fact, you will not endure the heavy big sword
that Eustratios with a stout hand bears,
the heavy-armoured Macedonian shield-bearer.
|Comment||The poem comments on Niketas Choniates' History 22.76-24.29.|
|Number of verses||5|
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