Diacritics and final sigmas not optional. :)
[[Image:Roman the Melodist.jpg|right|frame|Saint Roman the Melodist]]
Saint '''Roman the Melodist''' (also ''Romanos'' and ''Romanus'', from Greek Ρομαν
οσ), a Greek hymn-writer called "the Pindar of rhythmic poetry," was born at Emesa (Hems) in Syria. His [[feast day]] is [[October 1]] with the feast of the [[Protection of the Mother of God]].