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πονηρ-ία , ,
A.bad state or condition,ὀφθαλμῶνPl. Hp.Mi.374d; “ τοῦ σώματος π.Id.R.609c; π. ψυχῆς ibid.
II. in moral sense, wickedness, vice, knavery, μωρία . . ἀδελφὴ τῆς π. ἔφυS.Fr.925, cf. Ar.Th.868, Lys.22.16; εἰς τὴν π. πάλιν τρέπεται turns again to vice, X.Cyr.7.5.75: in pl., knavish tricks, rogueries, D.21.19, Arist.Rh.1389a18.
2. baseness, cowardice, E.Cyc.645, Lys.14.9.
3. with a political connotation, mob-rule, Th.8.47.
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    • Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, 868
    • Demosthenes, Against Midias, 19
    • Euripides, Cyclops, 645
    • Lysias, Against Alcibiades 1, 9
    • Lysias, Against the Corn Dealers, 16
    • Plato, Republic, 609c
    • Plato, Lesser Hippias, 374d
    • Thucydides, Histories, 8.47
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 7.5.75
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 925
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