Andrew Chapman wrote:ῥυθμίζειν ἀνάγκην ἔχεις· διὰ τοῦτο κεφαλὴ εἶ σύ. Οὐκοῦν ῥύθμιζε, τὸ σαυτοῦ ποίει.
Wayne Grudem says that Chrysostom is here speaking to the woman, that she is the head of her maidservant and needs to train and restrain her. It seems to me that it must be the husband who is being addressed, since σαυτοῦ is masculine. Am I right?
Also, is the expression κοινωνὸν βίου more likely to be used of the relationship of a man with his wife, or a woman with her maidservant?
Andrew Chapman wrote:"σαυτοῦ is a neuter pronominal adjective modifying the (understood) noun "part" or "responsibility" or whatever general idea is represented by the understood noun. It would be like saying in English, "Do what is yours." The pronominal adjective takes its gender not from the person referred to but from the noun it modifies.We know that the noun is neuter because of the definite article τὸ in front of it."
Andrew Chapman wrote:It has been suggested to me by an academic who is defending the notion that τὸ σαυτοῦ ποίει is addressed to the woman regarding her maidservant that:
Andrew Chapman wrote:I read somewhere that σαυτοῦ or σεαυτοῦ is not unknown in the neuter - when speaking to a τέκνον, for example.
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