Artarxerxes Darii filius annis .xl. His cognomen was Mnemon, as the poet said:
- Artaxerxes Mnemon, the handsome,
Vast was his dwelling,
A son, who faultlessly overwhelmed a plain
Of Darius and Parysatis.
- For forty famous years
Submission was made [to him] without any threat;
Ahashuerus, without deception,
Was his name among the Hebrews.
- Among them was the pleasant, bright, keen one,
The noble maiden Esther;
For her the king preserved
The many thousands unhurt.
- When Haman of the contest nearly caused
A complete slaughter of the race of Abraham,
The king was not slow of foot, he was vigorous,
He prevented [it] for the sake of Esther.
- It is Haman who was chastised for it
For the generous renown of truth
He was (I shall tell it) made wretched,
And thereby Mardochaeus was extolled.