|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: 989|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Editorial status||Critical text|
Emperor Manuel, what happened that you turn this way?
You boast you are the greatest king
among all those who reign and you fear the Perso-Scythians (Turks)?
Indeed, God hates the arrogant hearts
and grants the humble ones abundant grace.
|Comment||The poem comments on Niketas Choniates' History 182.43-183.65.|
|Number of verses||5|
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