Digenes Akritas

The complete epic in Greek, with parallel English translation.

Digenes Akritas

Digenes Akritas

Acts of St. Christopher

St. Christopher 6

The authoritative Orthodox version, based on the earliest surviving Greek manuscript (11th century Constantinople), and differing considerably from later mediaeval embellishments.

Vita S. Christophori (Greek)

Vita S. Christophori (Latin)

Life of St. Christopher (English)

The earliest icon forms of St. Christopher depict him as a young, beardless man holding a staff with shoots sprouting from the top (photos forthcoming). Later iconography from the 16th century onward in both Greece and Russia has traditionally depicted him with a dog’s head:


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St. Christopher icon


St. Christopher 12


St. Christopher 10


The following articles provide very interesting analysis of the icons:


Acts of St. Christopher

Classica miscellanea

Did Alexander the Great really make a speech at Opis proclaiming brotherly love among peoples and the equality of Greek and Barbarian? Well, not exactly. What is commonly called the “Speech at Opis” was a literary creation by the Greek author Christos Zalokostas which first appeared in his 1971 book, Alexander the Great, Forerunner of Christ. However, this does not mean that the ideas expressed in Zalokostas’ text are completely baseless historically:

Λόγος στην Ώπη

One musn’t also forget Alexander’s famed visit to Jerusalem.

The following is a comparison between St. Constantine the Great’s Greek translation of Vergil’s Fourth Eclogue (taken from Eusebius’ Life of Constantine) and the Latin original. Significant discrepancies highlighted:


Classica miscellanea