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Headword: *dikaiosu/nh
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:
*dikaiosu/nh: ou)x h( politikh\ a)reth/, a)ll' h( mei/zwn, tw=| de\ au)tw=| o)no/mati xrwme/nh. dikaiosu/nhn de\ th\n e(ka/sth| tw=n loipw=n a)retw=n oi)keiopragi/an a)rxh=s pe/ri kai\ tou= a)/rxesqai. kai\ *dikaiosu/nh, a)poxh\ kerdw=n.
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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