Type 33661

Ἡ φρὴν ἀλαζὼν, δουλικῶς δεσμῇ πόδας,
ὁ κομπορρήμων βάρβαρος Κωνσταντῖνος·
οἴχῃ δὲ φυγὰς, ἀλλ’ ἐσαῦθις συνέχῃ·
καὶ καθυπάγῃ ταῖς δίκαις ἐπαξίως.
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: 978
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Person(s)
Poet
Ephraim of Ainos < Thrace (13th c. - 14th c.) - PLP: III.6408
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) Niketas Choniates (1155 - 1217) - VGH: 337.E - PBW: Niketas/25001/
Tag(s)
Translation(s) Arrogant mind, you are shackled in the feet as a slave,
barbarian braggart Constantine.
Then you escape, but you are detained again,
and you are subjected to justice as you deserve.
Language
English
Source(s)
J. Bértola 2021, Ephraim of Ainos at work: a cycle of epigrams in the margins of Niketas Choniates, Byzantinische Zeitschrift, 114(3), 929-1000: 979
Comment The poem comments on Niketas Choniates' History 25.40-48.
Bibliography
Number of verses 4
Acknowledgements
Creator(s)
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Last modified: 2021-11-05.