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Headword: Dikaiosunê
Adler number: delta,1074
Translated headword: justice, probity
Vetting Status: high
Not the political virtue, but the greater [one], that uses the same name.[1]
[That] justice is minding one's own affairs with each of the other virtues about ruling and being ruled.[2]
Also [sc. attested is] dikaiosu/nh [in the sense of] abstaining from profits.[3]
Greek Original:
Dikaiosunê: ouch hê politikê aretê, all' hê meizôn, tôi de autôi onomati chrômenê. dikaiosunên de tên hekastêi tôn loipôn aretôn oikeiopragian archês peri kai tou archesthai. kai Dikaiosunê, apochê kerdôn.
For this headword see already delta 1073 and again delta 1075.
[1] Same gloss at alpha 2168, on a)ndri/a "courage."
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 365 Zintzen: a conflation of phrases from Plato, Republic 434C and 443B (web addresses 1 & 2).
[3] This sense of the headword is illustrated in honorific decrees (from Athens and elsewhere) which praise public officials for -- in effect -- not embezzling the funds entrusted to them.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; economics; ethics; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 February 2004@23:51:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 5 February 2004@03:22:24.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 13 October 2005@08:16:29.
Catharine Roth (tweaked links) on 25 July 2011@21:38:22.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 26 July 2011@03:17:28.
David Whitehead on 10 July 2012@08:33:50.
Catharine Roth (added a note with cross-reference) on 15 October 2014@01:45:12.


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