sōphrosunē

Core Vocab: sōphrōn, sōphrosunē

This time the Core Vocab word is sōphrōn [σώφρων] ‘moderate, balanced, with equilibrium’; sōphrosunē [σωφροσύνη] ‘being sōphrōn’. In H24H, Gregory Nagy discusses the word as it relates to worshippers of Dionysus and as a metaphor describing the pilot of a ship in the Homeric Hymn (7) to Dionysus. Here are some other passages where the word appears. Read more