The complete epic in Greek, with parallel English translation.
The authoritative Orthodox version, based on the earliest surviving Greek manuscript (11th century Constantinople), and differing considerably from later mediaeval embellishments.
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:
The following articles provide very interesting analysis of the icons:
- Understanding the Dog-Headed Icon of St. Christopher (part 1 & part 2)
- Are the Dog-Headed Icons of St. Christopher part of Genuine Orthodox Tradition? (in Greek)
A book written by the world-renown atheist Anthony Flew explaining why he came to believe in God in his late age:
This video provides an elegant summary.
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:
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: