Stoic News

By Dave Kelly

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Sophrosyne: The Lost Ideal

"In classical Greece, sophrosyne (" soh-froh-soo'-neh ") referred to excellence of character and soundness of mind in a well-balanced individual. This complex ideal has no direct translation into English. Its roots suggest a bringing together (syne) of the qualities of wisdom (sophia)."


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