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Soldier Saint

BMCR reviews Nikos Litinas’ book Greek Ostraca from Abu Mina.

If you come here often, you know that the ancient shrine of Abu Mina is one of my odd interests. My post titled The Lourdes of the Ancient World attracted some notice. I followed it up with related posts here and here.

Those of you who share my interest, but also have a JSTOR account, can read more about the saint in a recent article published in Dumbarton Oaks Papers, An Officer and a Gentleman: Transformations in the Iconography of a Warrior Saint.

2 thoughts on “Soldier Saint

  1. Are these the pictures of the place ?

  2. Hello,
    I followed your comment from Roger Pearse’s webiste, published on Feb 21 2009. You mentioned that Cyril’s work “On Worship” was as yet unpublished. I am a PhD candidate in NT Literature and was curious if that was still the case. If so, I’m very interested in attempting a translation for my thesis. Is that project still available? Any further assistance you could provide would be most helpful. Thanks,
    Ben Stubblefield

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