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φι^λάνθρωπ-ος , ον,
A.loving mankind, humane, benevolent, tender-hearted, and, in weaker sense, kind, courteous, Epich.[274]; “φ. καὶ φιλαθήναιος καὶ φιλόσοφοςIsoc.Ep. 5.2; “φ. καὶ φιλόπολιςId.2.15; “δημοτικὸς καὶ φ.X.Mem.1.2.60; “ψυχὴν φιλανθρωπότατοςId.Cyr.1.2.1; φ. δὲ παύεσθαι τρόπου, of Prometheus, A.Pr.11, cf. 28; of animals that attach themselves to men, as of dogs, gentle, X.Cyn.6.25; of horses, Id.Eq.2.3; τὸ φιλάνθρωπον, = φιλανθρωπία, Plu.Cat.Ma.3, etc.; “τὸ φ. καὶ μεταδοτικόνPhld.Oec.p.54J.; τὰ φιλάνθρωπα humane treatment,τῶν φ. τυχεῖνPCair.Zen.638.13 (iii B. C.); kindnesses, Plb.10.38.3, 12.5.3, etc.
2. of the gods, loving men, Pl.Smp.189c (Sup.), Lg.713d, Plu.Num.4.
II. of things, humane, humanizing,χάρις δικαία καὶ φ.E.Fr.953.41; “γεωργίαX.Oec.19.17; “ψηφίσματαId.Vect.3.6; “λόγοιD.45.4; τρόπος, in Music, Plu.2.1135c, etc.; of wines, generous, Id.Cleom.13 (Comp.), cf. 2.680b.
2. appealing to human feeling, of situations, Arist.Po.1452b38, al. (less prob., satisfying the sense of poetic justice).
3. Medic., of diet, generous, τροφὴ -οτέρα, opp. ὀλίγη, Gal.1.211; but of a medical treatise, popular, Id.15.551 (Comp.).
III. φιλάνθρωπα, τά, concessions, grants, privileges, immunities, OGI221.14 (Ilium, iii B. C.), PCair.Zen.37.11 (iii B. C.), SIG548.3 (Delph., iii B. C.), Plb.4.26.8, UPZ162v 22, al. (ii B. C.), OGI331.42 (Pergam., ii B. C.), Epist.Jul.Caes. ap. J.AJ14.10.2, D.S.32.4, etc.; Thess. φιλάνθρουπα IG9(2).517.16 (Larissa, iii B. C.).
b. sg., benefaction, endowment, gratuity, BGU1202.10 (i B. C.), Mon.Anc.Gr.9.10, etc.
c. sg., letter expressing friendly feelings, PSI4.439.32, PCair.Zen.56.10 (both iii B. C.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (27):
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 11
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 28
    • Aristotle, Poetics, 1452b.38
    • Demosthenes, On the False Embassy, 225
    • Demosthenes, Against Timocrates, 191
    • Demosthenes, Against Timocrates, 24
    • Demosthenes, Against Stephanus 1, 4
    • Isocrates, Antidosis, 132
    • Isocrates, To Nicocles, 15
    • Isocrates, Evagoras, 43
    • Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 14.10.2
    • Plato, Laws, 713d
    • Plato, Symposium, 189c
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 1.2.1
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 1.2.60
    • Xenophon, On the Art of Horsemanship, 2.3
    • Xenophon, On Hunting, 6.25
    • Xenophon, Ways and Means, 3.6
    • Xenophon, Economics, 19.17
    • Polybius, Histories, 10.38.3
    • Polybius, Histories, 12.5.3
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.68.13
    • Polybius, Histories, 4.26.8
    • Isocrates, Ad Alexandrum, 2
    • Plutarch, Numa, 4
    • Plutarch, Marcus Cato, 3
    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 69.2
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