Magdalena Díaz Araujo: “Eve as the sole cause of mortality of the human race (Greek Life of Adam and Eve 14.2)”
Adam's accusation to Eve in the Greek Life of Adam and Eve 14.2: “O Eve, What have you done to us? You have brought great wrath upon us which is death, which will rule over our entire race,” has formally been regarded as the strongest expression of Eve's blame in this text. Although her responsibility for death was pronounced in 7.1, in this excerpt Eve appears as the sole cause of mortality of the human race.
We study this particular passage through the variants offered by the Greek manuscripts and the different versions of the Life of Adam and Eve (LAE). This textual approach allows first to enhance the preceding research regarding the complex representation of Eve in these texts, and secondly to contribute to the current discussion concerning the stemma’s construction of the LAE.
Uni Regensburg, SGLG 311