David Anacht

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David Anacht ~ 380 a.d.

     To commemorate the 1500 anniversary of the birth of David Anacht (David the Invincible) Russia issued this stamp in 1980. The sobriquet “Invincible” refers to his intellectual skill in debates with his contenders. He was born in the canton of Harq, Taron, in Armenia, educated in Athens and was a pupil of Olympiodoros at the school of Alexandria. Among his writings are Panegyric on the Cross, Rules of Philosophy, Instructions to Rhetors, Definition of Philosophy, Exegesis of Aristotle, and a translation of The Grammar of Denys the Thracian.

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