ψυχήν, ‘soul,’ the man's moral nature generally: φρόνημα, the ‘spirit’ of his dealing in public affairs, according as his aims are lofty or mean, his policy bold or timid (cp. 207 “τοιόνδ᾽ ἐμὸν φρόνημα”): γνώμην, the intellectual aspect of the man, his ability and judgment. In Her. 5.124 “ψυχὴν οὐκ ἄκρος”, 3. 14 “διεπειρᾶτο αὐτοῦ τῆς ψυχῆς”, the word=‘fortitude.’ But the usage of Soph. favours the more general sense here: cp. 227, 929, Ai. 1361 “σκληρὰν...ψυχήν”, El. 219 “σᾷ δυσθύμῳ τίκτουσ᾽ αἰεὶ ι ψυχᾷ πολέμους”. Plato has the phrase “τῆς ψυχῆς τὴν γνώμην” for ‘the intellect’ (Legg. 672 B).
This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.