Questions tagged [digenes-akrites]

Questions about the epic poem 'Digenes Akritas' or 'Digenes Akrites', which is one of the few surviving examples of the Acritic songs that emerged in the Byzantine Empire around the ninth century. Questions regarding this work should be tagged with [greek-literature].

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Why did Maximou behave in this way towards Digenis Akrites?

In Digenes Akrites, why did Maximou challenge Digenis to a second duel immediately after being defeated once? Also, did Maximou offer herself to Digenis after their duel or did he force himself on her?...