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Headword: *)egkra/teia
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:
*)egkra/teia swfrosu/nhs diafe/rei: h( me\n ga\r swfrosu/nh h)remai/as e)/xei ta\s e)piqumi/as, h( de\ e)gkra/teia sfodra/s. e)gkrath\s le/getai ou) kata\ a)pa/qeian, a)lla\ dia\ to\ pa/sxein me/n, mh\ a)/gesqai de\ u(po\ tw=n paqw=n. kai\ *)egkrath/s, o( e)pikrate/steros.
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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