|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: 990|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Editorial status||Critical text|
King, the arrows suck your blood as leeches,
and you lose your strength from an incurable suffering
as you throw a piercing grief in your heart.
|Comment||The poem comments on Niketas Choniates' History 183.66-71.|
|Number of verses||3|
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