|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: 987|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Editorial status||Critical text|
Heracles, your deeds are nonsense
and simply a myth and a prodigious tale.
For, what is the battle with the rivers, what is the one with Cerberus?
What is the wound from the corpse from which you wretched suffered?
For the emperor cuts the strength of the wild boar
of outstanding tusks, bred in the mountains,
after countless labours, after victories,
which the East saw and the West, the North and the South.
|Comment||The poem comments on Niketas Choniates' History 40.61-64.|
|Number of verses||8|
|Identification||Vassis ICB 2005, 318: "Scholium marg. in Nicetae Choniatae historiam"|