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Headword: Εἰ ἐπιστολή
Adler number: epsiloniota,4
Translated headword: if ... message
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"If you heed, [you will be?] first,[1] but if not, yet that abominable [thing/event][2] goes away, let my message be to you alone".
Greek Original:
Εἰ ἐπιστολή: εἰ μὲν εἰσακούσαις πρώτη, εἰ δ', ἀλλ' ἀπείη τὸ ἀπευκταῖον, μόνη μοι ἔστω πρὸς σὲ ἡ ἐπιστολή.
Notes:
This entry, Adler reports, is lacking in mss ATF and appears in the margin of mss VM. Its origin and significance are unknown. The headword phrase appears to be a summmary of the quotation as a whole.
[1] A woman, it seems, is being addressed.
[2] cf. generally alpha 3095
Keywords: biography; ethics; women
Translated by: Anne Mahoney on 4 December 1999@16:34:14.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation, added notes) on 21 September 2002@21:53:53.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 22 September 2002@05:15:35.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; modified keywords; tweaking) on 22 November 2012@06:08:43.

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