Mike Aquilina

Soldier Saint

Thursday February 25th 2010, 4:16 pm

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.