Friday, March 11, 2011

1 comment:

Richard Fellows said...

Peter, I don't seem to be able to post to Michael Bird's blog. Perhaps it is not compatible with an oldish imac. Anyway, this is what I tried to post:

Michael, Peter head discussed the question of whether letter carriers were involved in the reading of the letters here and in his JSNT article.

Are "gentry" here and "son" in Peter's quotation gender specific terms. If so, it is interesting that Cicero assumes that letter carriers will be male. Peter, have you come across any female letter carriers?