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Headword: Kosmiotês
Adler number: kappa,2145
Translated headword: orderliness
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] good organization.[1]
"Orderliness and temperance are not only [means of] avoiding and removing the opposite vices, [i.e.] disorderliness and intemperance, but active and intentional ways of life. And while the former turns what is worse in us toward what is better, the latter marshals and sets in order those things that are passions of the soul; and [sc. they both] bring to birth in the souls of those who approach [them] virtues which are their own offspring".[2]
Greek Original:
Kosmiotês: eutaxia. kosmiotês kai sôphrosunê ou monon eisin apallagai kai aphaireseis tôn antikeimenôn ponêriôn, akosmias kai akolasias, alla zôai energeis kai autotheleis. kai hê men epistrephei ta cheirô en hêmin pros ta kreittô, hê de hosa pathê esti tês psuchês tattousa tauta kai diakosmousa: ekgonous te heautôn aretas en tais tôn plêsiazontôn psuchais apotiktousai.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica.
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 61 Zintzen (22 Asmus, 149C Athanassiadi). See also tau 151.
Keywords: definition; ethics; imagery; philosophy
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 15 July 2003@10:04:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; supplemented note) on 15 July 2003@10:47:32.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 22 November 2005@11:57:33.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, augmented note) on 11 December 2006@19:31:33.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference, keyword) on 29 May 2009@00:42:30.
David Whitehead (another note) on 13 March 2013@08:40:13.
David Whitehead on 2 May 2016@05:37:46.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 7 January 2020@00:57:21.


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