The Fall of Satan in Romanos, the Byzantine Poet
Hymns on the Resurrection (SC128), 528
The wily one, the hostile Serpent lamented with groans
what he had undergone form the beginning through Adam:
"When God created man from the earth, God commanded
all of us, because of his lordship and prescience, as follows:
'Assemble yourselves, all [you] powers
and prostrate yourselves before my image whom I made.'
And then I fled since I did not wish this
(namely) I did not wish to prostrate before a created being.
Indeed I did not know, wretched me, that he would save these perishable beings
The one who has destroyed Belial, (and so achieving) victory over Hades,
and (over) the sting of death."