Re: Christian

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Mon May 24 1999 - 15:45:18 EDT

<x-rich>At 2:04 PM -0500 5/24/99, wrote:

>Carl, Denny Diehl here


>>CRHMATISAI is NOT middle/passive; it's an aorist ACTIVE infinitive.


>How many times may a person embarrass himself on this list

>before he is thrown off?<<g> I guess it has been too many years.


>Would "they" be the subject then: They met...and taught...calling

>the disciples Christians first in Antioch?

Yes; it should be noted that CRHMATIZW is a special word; something
like German 'heissen'; it has middle/passive force (which is probably
why you thought it was middle/passive); the sense is "have the

<color><param>0000,7777,0000</param>LSJ: <bold>III.</bold> in later
writers, from Plb. downwards, the Act. chrÉmatizÖ takes some special

<bold>1. </bold><italic>to take and bear a title</italic> or
<italic>name, to be called</italic> or <italic>styled</italic> so and
so, chrÉmatizein basileus Plb.5.57.2, au=Plb. 30.2.4, cf. Aristeas
au=Plb. 30.2.298=lr; Ptolemaios . . neos Dionusos ch. D.S.1.44;
echrÉmatize ChalkÉdonios, KrÉtikos, Strab. 13.1.55,
App.<italic>Sic.</italic>6; nea Isis echrÉmatize
Plu.<italic>Ant.</italic>54; mÉ patrothen, all' apo mÉterÖn ch.
<italic>to call themselves</italic> not after their fathers, but after
their mothers, IDEM=Plu.<italic>Ant.</italic> =lr; ch. apo tou dÉmou
Harp. s.v. dÉmoteuomenos; ch. tous mathÉtas Christianous Act.Ap. 11.26;
timÉs kai pisteÖs ch. axioi <italic>to be deemed</italic> . . ,

Carl W. Conrad

Department of Classics, Washington University

Summer: 1647 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243



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