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

Steven Cox stevencox_backonbgreek at yahoo.co.uk
Tue May 19 14:35:59 EDT 2009


As a footnote to this thread. No Greek evidence still, but another Latin parallel.

VIXIT ANNIS L, UNO CONTENTA VIRO
"she lived 50 years, content with one man"

Imperial era. Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum 6.5162
cited Lightman & Zeisel in Church History Vol.46/1 1977
www.jstor.org/stable/3165156







--- 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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