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φαυλότης , ητος, ,
A.meanness, poorness, badness, of persons and things, Pl.Lg.646b, Isoc.4.146 (pl.); “τῆς στολῆςX.Cyr.2.4.5; τῶν βρωμάτων ib.5.2.16; φ. χώρας, opp. ἀρετή, poorness of soil, Pl.Lg. 745d; opp. ἐπιείκεια, Arist.EN1175b25; φ. μοναρχίας τυραννίς ib. 1160b10: in pl., states of bad health, Dsc.2.49.
2. want of accomplishments or skill, Hp.Art.77 (v.l. for φλαυρότης), E.Fr.641; “στρατηγῶνφ.D.18.303; ἐμὴ φ. my lack of judgement, my poor judgement, X.Mem.4.2.39, Pl.Hp.Ma.286d.
3. in good sense, plainness, simplicity of life, ἀμφὶ τὸ σῶμα φ.X.Ages.11.11, cf. HG4.1.30.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (13):
    • Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, 1160b.10
    • Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, 1175b.25
    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 303
    • Isocrates, Panegyricus, 146
    • Plato, Laws, 745d
    • Plato, Laws, 646b
    • Plato, Greater Hippias, 286d
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 2.4.5
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 5.2.16
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 4.1.30
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 4.2.39
    • Xenophon, Agesilaus, 11.11
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 77
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