Pistis epigraphic language

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Thoughts on T. Morgan AAH lecture:

  • Fides as warrior in allegory, often also able to be a synonym for Christ.
  •  ‘Wisdom’ of Proverbs (not contemporary Judaism) possible model for Christian Fides.
  • Alma Fides: Cic. de Off. 3.29.104 quoting Ennius; CIL 9.60, Brindisi, BUT MOST alma fides references in epigraphy appear in later Christian period

Si non molestum est hospes consiste et lege / navibus velivolis magnum mare saepe cucurri / accessi terras conplures terminus hic{c} est / quem mihi nascenti quondam Parcae cecinere hic meas deposui / curas omnesque labores / sidera non timeo hic nec nimbos nec mare saev<u=O>m / nec metuo sumptus ni quaestum vincere possit / alma Fides tibi ago grates sanctiss<i=U>ma diva / fortuna infracta ter me fessum recreasti / tu digna es quam mortales optent sibi cuncti / hospes vive vale in sumptum superet tibi semper / qua non sprevisti hunc lapidem dignumq(ue) dicasti

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