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By Hans-Josef Klauck

ISBN-10: 1932792406

ISBN-13: 9781932792409

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1) 184–85; M. Trapp, Greek and Latin Letters (Bib. 1) 118–19; see below Exercise 46. Pap. I 93), we read: eij e[rrwsai, eu\ a]n e[coi: e[rrwmai de; kai; ejgwv, “If you are well, it would be excellent; I too am well”—the exact equivalent of the Latin. Pap. I 99 [154 BCE]; cf. White, Light from Ancient Letters, 73). Pap. I 88 [257 BCE]). 12 But uJgiaivnein also occurs at the conclusion of letters, and begins precisely from the first century CE onward to move more frequently into the letter opening.

A letter of consolation for the death of a child begins as befits the occasion with eujyucei`n, “be of good courage” or “take heart,”10 instead of the usual caivrein. Incom- 7 “This is the longest opening of all known Greco-Roman letters,” writes D. E. Aune, Dictionary (Bib. v. “Romans, Paul’s Letter to the,” 429, citing F. Schnider and W. Stenger, Studien zum neutestamentlichen Briefformular (Bib. 4) 12–13. 8 According R. G. Bury (Plato, LCL 9:394 n. , ‘prosper’); cf. Gorg. 495e, Rep. ” While Epistles 6–8 probably count as genuine, this greeting also occurs in the ten other epistles attributed to Plato.

The Text of the Two Letters of Apion 11 Therefore, I request you, my lord father, | write me a letter, first | about your welfare, se- | condly about the welfare of my siblings, | [15] thirdly, in order that I may make obeisance before your | hand(writing), because you trained me well, | and I hope by this means quickly to ad- | vance, the gods willing. Salute | Kapiton very much and my siblings | [20] and Serenilla and my friends. | I sent my portrait to you through Eukte- | monos. My name is Antonius Ma- | ximus.

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