Kept Under the Guardianship of the Pedagogue: The Toga Praetexta vs the Toga Virilis

Sunday, September 8th 2019   |  Galatians 3:22-4:11

Why settle for the limited existence of a child under a hard-nosed, every-watchful guardian-slave, a kind of nose-to-the grindstone whip-master, externally dictating and enforcing behavior and morals, when you’re already a free adult and an heir to a great estate? Why wear the clothing of a kid who has no legal or civil rights, when your father has paid for the best suit of fitted clothes made for a grown man? Why be a slave when you are in fact the owner of a great estate?