|Text source||P. Leone, 1968, Ioannis Tzetzae Historiae, Napoli: 314|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Editorial status||Critical text|
|Tag(s)||Reference to content of the book|
Polydorus, the son of Hecuba and Priam,
was killed by Polymestor, king of the Thracians,
after he had heard that Troy had been destroyed by the Greeks;
he killed him and threw him into the sea nearby,
even though he had received him from his father for protection,
And while Hecuba was held captive in the Chersonese
‒ since the army of the Greeks was there ‒
Polydorus appeared to his mother Hecuba in a dream,
and told her how Polymestor had killed him.
All the rest is also treated in detail in the story.
Thus he (Polydorus) says, word for word, voiced by Euripides:
“I come as a shadow leaving the hollows and the gates of the dead”.
Whereafter we say this expression to those who have escaped
from a terrible sickness, as if they have risen from the dead.
We write this for those who do not know, not for those who do.
|Number of verses||16|
|Identification||Vassis ICB 2005, 636: "Ioann. Tzetzes, In Polydorum"|