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σωφροσύνη [υ^], Dor. σωφρον-ύνα , Ep. and poet. σα^οφροσύνη (as in Hom. and in later poetry, IG22.3632.11, 3753), ,
A.soundness of mind, prudence, discretion, Od.23.13; in pl., ib.30; the common form first in Thgn.379, 701, 1138, Epich.101; “αἰδὼς σωφροσύνης πλεῖστον μετέχειTh.1.84; “ς. λαβεῖνId.8.64; sanity, opp. μανία, X.Mem. 1.1.16, cf. Act.Ap.26.25.
2. moderation in sensual desires, selfcontrol, temperance, Democr.210, Ar.Nu.962 (anap.), Pl.563 (anap.), And.1.131, Pl.Phdr.237e, etc.; “ς. τὸ κρατεῖν ἡδονῶν καὶ ἐπιθυμιῶνId.Smp.196c; ς. τὸ περὶ τὰς γυναῖκας (sc. ἔργον) Arist.Pol.1263b9, cf. EN1117b23, Pl.Phd.68c, R.430e sq., 1 Ep.Ti.2.9.
3. in a political sense, a moderate form of government, Th.8.64.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (13):
    • Andocides, On the Mysteries, 131
    • Aristophanes, Plutus, 563
    • Homer, Odyssey, 23.13
    • New Testament, Acts, 26.25
    • New Testament, 1 Timothy, 2.9
    • Plato, Republic, 430e
    • Plato, Phaedo, 68c
    • Plato, Symposium, 196c
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 237e
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.84
    • Thucydides, Histories, 8.64
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 1.1.16
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 962
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