VASILEIOS DIGENIS AKRITIS
Code AKM 54-002
Digenes Akrites (Greek: Διγενῆς Ἀκρίτης, known in folksongs as Digenes Akritas (Διγενῆς Ἀκρίτας, [akritas]) and also transliterated as Digenis Akritis,
is the most famous of the Acritic Songs. The epic details the life of the hero, Basil (Βασίλειος), whose epithet Digenes Akritas ("Two Blood Border Lord"
or "Twain-born Borderer") refers to his mixed Byzantine-Cappadocian Greek and Arab blood. The first part of the epic details the lives of his parents,
how they met, and how his father, an Emir, converted to Christianity after abducting and marrying Digenes` mother. The remainder of the epic discusses,
often from a first-person point of view, Basil`s acts of heroism on the Byzantine border.
Resin unpainted and unassembled figure, scale 54mm -1/32