Table of Contents

Preface; Chapter One Introduction; Chapter Two Homer; Chapter Three Archaic Poetry; Chapter Four Aeschylus; Chapter Five Sophocles; Chapter Six Euripides; Chapter Seven Historiography; Chapter Eight Aristophanes and the Orators; Chapter Nine Preliminary Conclusions: The Meaning of s?f??s??? in Plato's Time: A Synchronic Description; Chapter Ten Plato; References; General Index; Index of Greek Terms; Selective Index of Works and Passages. This study provides a new description of the semantics of sophrosyne, and investigates the use of the term as an instrument of persuasion in the main texts from the Archaic and Classical era.