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Headword: Enkrateia
Adler number: epsilon,124
Translated headword: continence, self-control
Vetting Status: high
[Continence] differs from temperance [swfrosu/nh]: for temperance has desires which are calm, but continence [ones which are] strong.[1] [A person] is called continent [e)gkra/ths] not because of passionlessness, but because of having passions but not being led by them.[2]
Also [sc. attested is the related adjective] e)gkra/ths, [meaning] he who is more/rather continent.[3]
Greek Original:
Enkrateia sôphrosunês diapherei: hê men gar sôphrosunê êremaias echei tas epithumias, hê de enkrateia sphodras. enkratês legetai ou kata apatheian, alla dia to paschein men, mê agesthai de hupo tôn pathôn. kai Enkratês, ho epikratesteros.
See also epsilon 123, epsilon 125.
[1] Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentaries on Aristotle's Topica 121.27-28.
[2] The same (345.12-14).
[3] cf. epsilon 122, epsilon 126.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 November 2005@01:01:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; another keyword; other cosmetics) on 3 November 2005@03:14:31.
David Whitehead (tweaked end of tr) on 25 July 2012@09:33:53.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 4 December 2015@08:09:56.


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