|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: 982|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Editorial status||Critical text|
Knowing that nature is an invincible weapon for the things in nature,
emperor, you carry an immortal power.
For, when you see the most beloved man of your own kin
returning from his flight and wandering,
you offer thanksgivings to God,
immensely pleased more than with your innumerous victories.
Nature indeed knows in a reconciling way
to bring together and collect
the broken pieces of kinship.
|Comment||The poem comments on Niketas Choniates' History 32.31-33.60.|
|Number of verses||9|