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προεστῶτα ‘who duly and meetly watches over his own youth’. Contrast Helen. Enc. § 58, p. 108, κακῶς βουλευσαμένους περὶ τῆς αὑτῶν ἡλικίας. Cp. Eur. Androm. 220, χείρον᾽ ἀρσένων νόσον | ταύτην νοσοῦμεν, ἀλλὰ προὔστημεν καλῶς: ‘we have this weakness more than men, but ever rule it well’: lit. ‘administer’, i.e. control it. ἢ τῶν αὑτοῦ neut., ‘his property’: but ἑτέρων masc., ‘other men’. For the thought that self-government (ἐγκράτεια, perfected in σωφροσύνη) should precede the attempt to rule others, cp. Plat. Gorg. p. 491.
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