Denison Bingham Hull is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard School of Architecture. He is a trustee of the American Farm School in Thessaloniki, Greece, and has received numerous honors, including the Gold Cross and the Order of the Phoenix from the Greek government. He is the translator of Homer’s Illiad and Homer’s Odyssey, also published by Ohio University Press.

Digenis Akritas

The Two-Blood Border Lord—The Grottaferrata Version

By Denison B. Hull
Translation by Denison B. Hull
Introduction by Denison B. Hull

Among the epic romances of post–Barbarian Europe, such as Roland and El Cid, Digenis Akritas has been the least known in the West—outside Greece. It is the story of a half–breed prince who guarded the eastern border of the Roman Empire of Byzantium on the Euphrates in the tenth century.

Digenis Akritas

The Two-Blood Border Lord—The Grottaferrata Version

By Denison B. Hull
Translation by Denison B. Hull
Introduction by Denison B. Hull

Among the epic romances of post–Barbarian Europe, such as Roland and El Cid, Digenis Akritas has been the least known in the West—outside Greece. It is the story of a half–breed prince who guarded the eastern border of the Roman Empire of Byzantium on the Euphrates in the tenth century.

Digenis Akritas

The Two-Blood Border Lord—The Grottaferrata Version

By Denison B. Hull
Translation by Denison B. Hull
Introduction by Denison B. Hull

Among the epic romances of post–Barbarian Europe, such as Roland and El Cid, Digenis Akritas has been the least known in the West—outside Greece. It is the story of a half–breed prince who guarded the eastern border of the Roman Empire of Byzantium on the Euphrates in the tenth century.


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