|Text source||P. Leone, 1968, Ioannis Tzetzae Historiae, Napoli: 314|
|Text status||Text completely known|
|Editorial status||Critical text|
|Tag(s)||Reference to content of the book|
Polydorus, the son of Hecuba and Priam,
was killed by Polymestor, king of the Thracians,
after he had heard that Troy had been destroyed by the Greeks;
he killed him and threw him into the sea nearby,
even though he had received him from his father for protection,
And while Hecuba was held captive in the Chersonese
‒ since the army of the Greeks was there ‒
Polydorus appeared to his mother Hecuba in a dream,
and told her how Polymestor had killed him.
All the rest is also treated in detail in the story.
Thus he (Polydorus) says, word for word, voiced by Euripides:
“I come as a shadow leaving the hollows and the gates of the dead”.
Whereafter we say this expression to those who have escaped
from a terrible sickness, as if they have risen from the dead.
We write this for those who do not know, not for those who do.
M. Tomadaki, Emilie M. van Opstall 2019, The Tragedians from a Byzantine Perspective: Book Epigrams on Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, Medioevo Greco. Rivista di storia e filologia bizantina. (MEG), 19, 193-220: 214
|Number of verses||16|
|Identification||Vassis ICB 2005, 636: "Ioann. Tzetzes, In Polydorum"|