Saturday, February 10, 2018

"she could do more [than her brother], she who loved more."

". . . illa plus potuit, quae amplius amauit."
". . . πλεῖον ἠδυνήθη ἐκείνη, ἥτις πλεῖον ἠγάπασεν."

     Gregory the Great on St. Scholastica, the sister of St.Benedict, Dialogues II.xxxiii.5.  SC 260, ed. Vogüé (1979), 234 =PL 66, cols. 196A and 195A respectively.  The Latin or the Greek should take priority.
'Lo, I asked you[, Benedict,] and you would not listen; so I asked my Lord and he did listen.' 
'Ecce te rogaui, et audiri me noluisti.  Rogaui Dominum meum, et audiuit me.' 
Ἰδοὺ παρεκάλεσά σε, καὶ ὑπακοῦσαί μου οὐκ ἠθέλησας.  Παρεκάλεσα τὸν κύριόν μου, καὶ εἰσήκουσέ μου·
For the context, go here.