Denny A Diehl
dd-1 at juno.com
Sat Sep 23 10:35:03 EDT 2000
In Titus, it is stated:
KATASTHSHiS KATA POLIN PRESBUTEROUS
with some of the requirements of such an appointee as
MIAS GUNAIKOS ANHR
TEKNA ECWN PISTA
so I would think he would be old enough to have fulfilled
at least those two requirements.
> As an aside, are there any indications in the related literature as
> to when a man is an old man (PRESBUTEROS)? 40's? 50's?
Age is an interesting thing: the younger want to be older, and
the older want to be younger. Quite relative.
Polybius 18.12.5 speaks of Flaminius as "young" -age 30
Irenaeus Haer. 2.22.5 one is "young" up to age 40
Aulus Gellius 10.28 soldiers "are reckoned IUNIORES up to 46
That deals with the other side of the coin, I know; but maybe
All the best.
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