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GREEK ANTHOLOGY BOOK I
Let the pious and godly Christian Epigrams take precedence, even if the pagans are displeased.
1.—Inscribed on the Tabernacle of Saint Sophia
the images1 that the heretics took down from here our pious sovereigns replaced.
2.—Inscribed on the Apse of Blachernae
the divine Justin, the husband of Sophia, to whom Christ granted the gift of restoring everything, and glory in war, finding that the temple of the Virgin Mother was tottering, took the decayed part to pieces and built it up again securely.
3.—On the Same
this lovely temple shining with beauty the earlier Justin built to the Mother of God. A later Justin during his reign endowed it with more than its former splendour.
1 Here and below of course = icons, pictures.