Type 33762

Ἄναξ Μανουὴλ, τί παθὼν οὕτω τρέπῃ;
σὺ γὰρ βασιλεύτατος εἶναι τῶν ὅλων
εὔχῃ κρατούντων καὶ φοβῇ Περσοσκύθας;
μισεῖ θεός γαρ ὑπερηφάνους φρένας,
καὶ τοῖς ταπεινοῖς ἄφθονον χάριν νέμει.
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
Genre(s) Text-related epigram
Person(s)
Poet
Ephraim of Ainos < Thrace (13th c. - 14th c.) - PLP: III.6408
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s)
Tag(s)
Translation(s) 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.
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: 990
Comment The poem comments on Niketas Choniates' History 182.43-183.65.
Bibliography
Number of verses 5
Acknowledgements
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