|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: 988|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Editorial status||Critical text|
The wound that scraped the skin of the finger was small,
but the inflammation of the hand was so beyond measure
and the excessive pains were so deep
as to exhaust the remedies of the Machaones (doctors).
And this reveals the end of your life to you, emperor:
now think about the heir of the power.
|Comment||The poem comments on Niketas Choniates' History 40.71-41.7.|
|Number of verses||6|
|Identification||Vassis ICB 2005, 318: "Scholium marg. in Nicetae Choniatae historiam"|