In his Allegories of the Iliad, John Tzetzes has a habit of interjecting comments on his own intelligence into his work:
“But John Tzetzes can spin a fine allegory, so you should pay attention!”
ό Τζέτζης δ᾽ ἃπαντα λεπτῶς ἀλληγορεῖ. Καὶ πρόσσχες.
ΕΥΔΟΞΑ ΑΓΝΩΣΤΑ ΚΑΤΑΓΕΛΑΣΤΑ
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So he talks about himself in the 3rd person? Well, I guess he has Xenophon and Caesar as noble exemplars.
(Tzetzes is the Kanye West of Byzantine Scholarship)