De uirginibus ad Marcellinum

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Title

De uirginibus ad Marcellinum

Creator

Ambrose

Date

377

Source

PL 16.187-232, at col. 213

Identifier

Ambr.Uirg.Marc.

Language

Latin

Subject

CPL 145

Description

Ambrose

Publisher

BWH

Contributor

BWH

Relation

References Biblical Judith

Format

prose

Type

treatise

Coverage

IV.24

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Text

IV.24. Et Iudith se, ut adultero placeret, ornauit; quae tamen quia hoc religion, non amore faceibat, nemo eam adulteram iudicauit. Bene successit exemplum. Nam si illa quae se commisit religioni, et pudorem seruauit et patriam; fortassis et nos seruando religionem, seruabimus etiam castitatem. Quod si Iudith pudicitiam religioni praeferre uoluisset, perdita patria, etiam pudicitiam perdidisset.

And Judith adorned herself in order to please an adulterer; but because she did this for religion, not for love, no one considered her an adulteress. This example went well. For if she entrusted herself to religion, and preserved her modesty and her country; perhaps we, preserving our religion, shall also preserve our chastity. But if Judith had preferred her chastity to her religion, losing her country, she would also have lost her chastity.

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Citation

Ambrose, “De uirginibus ad Marcellinum,” Book of Judith, accessed August 23, 2017, http://bookofjudith.lib.uconn.edu/items/show/7.