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Escorial or Grottaferrata? An overview
An epic in the making? The early versions of Digenes Akrites
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abduction Academy of Athens Achilles Tatius akritic songs Alexander Alexiou Alexiou's Anagnostakis Andronikos apelatai appears Arab Armenian Assassins authentic ballad Beaton bride Byzantium Cappadocia Chaldia Christian chronicles common context core cultural Cypriot David Ricks Digenes Akrites edition elements Emir Emir's emperor episodes Escorial Escorial Digenes Akrites Escorial text Escorial version Euphrates Eustathios example exploits father Fenik frontier G version Galatariotou Girl Gregoire Grottaferrata Grottaferrata version hero hero's heroic function heroic poetry historical identified Jeffreys Kalonaros King's College London lines linguistic literary literature Mackridge Magdalino manuscript Mavrogordato 1956 medieval Meliteniotes Modern Greek Modern Greek literature Moorish motif Muslim narrative Oikonomides 1979 parallel Paschalis passages Paulician Pertusi poem political present volume prose Digenes Akrites recent redactor reference Ricks romance Saunier scholars social sources Spanish epic Syria theme Theodore Prodromos Timarion toponyms Trapp twelfth century Veloudis vernacular verse version of Digenes wife