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Headword: *(amarta/das
Adler number: alpha,1492
Translated headword: sins
Vetting Status: high
From the nominative [sc. singular] a(marta/s.[1]
Procopius [writes]: "the sins of women do not fall upon their husbands alone, but also especially on their sons; at any rate the latter carry a certain reputation, too, from the fact that it generally happens that they resemble their mothers in character."[2]
Greek Original:
*(amarta/das: a)po\ th=s a(marta\s eu)qei/as. *proko/pios: ai( tw=n gunaikw=n a(marta/des ou)k e)pi\ tou\s a)/ndras i(/entai mo/non, a)lla\ kai\ pai/dwn a(/ptontai ma=llon, ou(/s ge kai\ do/can tina\ fe/resqai e)k tou= e)piplei=ston sumbh/setai, w(s fu/sei tro/pou tai=s geiname/nais e)oi/kasin.
[1] The headword itself is accusative plural, presumably quoted from somewhere -- other than the quotation given, where it is nominative plural. Perhaps, as suggested by Latte on Hesychius s.v., Herodotus (8.140.a1 & b4). See also alpha 1497.
[2] Procopius, Secret History 2.10.
Keywords: children; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; historiography; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 June 2000@10:43:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 7 July 2002@06:07:01.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 6 October 2005@08:55:25.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode) on 12 February 2012@06:25:00.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 11 March 2012@22:52:27.


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