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” and Homer writes of her ‘broidered girdle’ “ Cajolery4 that cheats the wisest wits.
” As therefore unrestraint in desire is more unjust as well as more disgraceful than unrestraint as regards anger, unrestraint in desire is Unrestraint in the strict sense, and
1 Viz., the man who is ‘unrestrained’ in the strict sense, i.e., cannot restrain his desires.
2 This story is developed in Robert Browning's poem ‘Halbert and Hob’ ; it is said also to occur in a German Volkslied.
3 The line seems to have ended Κυπρογένεος πρόπολον （Bergk, cf. Hesych., K. π. προαγ<ω>γόν） , ‘for the servant of the wile-weaving Cyprus-born,’ viz., Peitho, Persuasion. It is ascribed by Wilamowitz to Sappho, and the same epithet is applied to Aphrodite in Sappho, 1.2.