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.