|Text source||A. Cameron 1983, The Epigrams of Sophronius, The Classical Quarterly, 33, 284-292: 285|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Editorial status||Not a critical text|
Who wrote this? 'Sophronius'. Where did he come from? 'Phoenice.' Which Phoenice? 'Phoenice, crown of Lebanon.' Which city did he live in? 'Damascus.' Are his parents alive? 'No, they are both dead.' Give the name of both. 'His mother was called Myro, his father Plynthas.' Did he have a happy marriage, and a flock of children? 'No marriage or children ever; he was a celibate.' Whereabouts did he spend his monastic days; in whose house? 'In the land that bore our Lord, in the hills of Jerusalem, in the great monastery of the great Theodosius.' And for whom did he write, to whom did he dedicate this marvellous hymn? 'Cyrus and John, the saintly minded martyrs'. Why did he undertake so great a mental effort? 'Because they healed his diseased eyes too.'
|Number of verses||14|
 τίς τάδ' ἔγραψεν· σωφρόνιος | πόθεν· ἐκ φοινίκης
VATICAN CITY - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - Vat. gr. 1607 [976-1000] (f. 33r-33v)
|Identification||Vassis ICB 2005, 756: "Sophronius patr. Hieros., In miracula ss. Cyri et Ioannis"|