[B-Greek] 1Tim5:9 - woman of one man (TLG check)

Steven Cox stevencox_backonbgreek at yahoo.co.uk
Thu May 14 22:51:29 EDT 2009

I had to respond again on line to thank for that. This reference is absolute gold. I feel somewhat sheepish that I didn't know it existed.


* if anyone else does know a Greek text pre-Paul (or the inverse "man of one woman") still very interested to hear.
Thank you.

--- On Fri, 15/5/09, Carl Conrad <cwconrad2 at mac.com> wrote:

From: Carl Conrad <cwconrad2 at mac.com>
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] 1Tim5:9  - woman of one man (TLG check)
To: "Steven Cox" <stevencox_backonbgreek at yahoo.co.uk>
Cc: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Date: Friday, 15 May, 2009, 12:22 AM

On May 14, 2009, at 7:45 PM, Steven Cox wrote:

> First - test to see if I am subscribed.

Yes, you are subscribed -- again, after lo these many years, and daring to follow up on a question from 17 years ago when this list was still in its "puppy" days! Welcome back!

> Second - greetings to any still on the list who may remember me from 1995-1999. As a linguist from another field (oriental languages) I benefited enormously from the depth and range of knowledge on this list. Particularly grateful personally to Edward, Carl and Edgar but to many others too.
> Third - I have tried to search within B-Greek archives using Google, perhaps not well.
> Did anyone ever follow on this post from 1992 to conduct a TLG check on
> 1T 5:9  -- enos andros gunh (excluding patristic texts)
> http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/archives/greek-1/msg00199.html

My own search of the archives doesn't find any follow-up on the question.

> Fourth - I know b-greek isn't really the place for a Latin resources question, but I'm a technophobe and have been on Mars for the last few years, so please forgive this. Is there a way of conducting a  search string on "UNIUS VIRI UXOR" (whole phrase) among the Latin materials on Perseus?

"univira" is, I think, a not uncommon adjective of praise on epitaphs of Roman women.  There's an echo of this in the celebrated elegy of Propertius on Cornelia:

Propertius 4.12.67-68:
 filia, tu specimen censurae nata paternae,

            fac teneas unum nos imitata uirum.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)


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