The joint military action of the Rhegians and Messenians against the Syracusan tyrant Dionysius I in 399 BC, described by Diodorus Siculus in his «Library of History» (XIV, 40), is discussed. Some details in his account give a chance to suggest that both poleis were probably allied with each other being members of a symmachia. It seems that several basic principles of this unity were applied later in the process of formation of the Italiote League. The participation of Rhegium in this league and activity of the Syracusan exile Heloris make their usage possible in view of opposing threats from Dionysius I and the Lucanians.
The article is a case study of the ways in which are Christian Dalits discriminated against are very widespread and complex: discrimination by fellow Indians, discrimination by the state, discrimination in the Church Christian. Christian Dalits are not recognised by the government. Leaders of this Hindu-nationalist political party (Bharatiya Janata Party) and several related organizations regularly make statements against conversion to Christianity in this Hindu-majority country.
The article is dedicated to the text critical investigation of the Troparion for the Translation of the Holy Mandylion from Edessa to Constantinople