|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: 985|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Editorial status||Critical text|
Emperor, in the end you are not even able to resist the cold,
you, who loved to camp in the open air.
You quickly release the start rope from the city of Byzas,
and as a big winged eagle bird,
boasting your virtues as wings and watching
the intelligible light-bearer without blinking,
you arrive flying to the regions of Syrians and Cilicians,
and there you establish well the nest,
as a detour on your way, restoring the cities of Pousgouse,
which a lake surrounds and a humid wall,
to the boundaries of the Romans.
|Comment||The poem comments on Niketas Choniates' History 37.72-38.12.|
|Number of verses||11|