Thursday, March 13, 2008


The title of this post is Ανάργυροι. In Roman letters, it's anargyroi. We are presented with the root of arg, which near as I can make sense of, relates to silver. The an on the front of it denotes a negative, or withoutness. The bit at the end, oi, means that we're talking about a group of something that relates directly to the silver-root.

Anargyroi - Those without silver

It's an old title for Saints Cosmas and Damian, who refused payment for their work in healthcare. They brought healing and solace and asked for nothing in return. How nice. Good piece from Matthew 10:8.

Δωρεάν ελάβετε, δωρεάν δότε - Freely ye have received; freely give.

Here's a cheerful picture of Cosmas and Damian
getting beheaded for espousing socialist health