|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: 988-989|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Editorial status||Critical text|
Here is the ark, the flood of waters,
other crows, Noah and the variety of species.
And the old prophecy is being fulfilled:
the royal camp is the new ark;
the stream of most furious, immeasurable waters,
the rain, the accumulation of water is the inundation of the camp;
and the leader Noah is the king of citizens,
who, falling in the middle of the mountains
so-called “crows”, stopped a long course;
and in turn the variety of the immense army
brings the deceased, a model of military command,
back to the imperial city.
|Comment||The poem comments on Niketas Choniates' History 41.7-16.|
|Number of verses||12|
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