(Σωφροσύνη; Sōphrosýnē). Personification of 'prudence and moderation', first in Theognis (1135-1140), in whose political thought the concept plays a central role: alluding to Hesiod's tale of Pandora (Hes. Erg. 57-105), Theognis has the Charites, Pistis and S. leave the Earth. An Attic burial inscription of the 4th century BC mentions S. as a daughter of Aidṓs ('respect'). In Asia Minor S. was worshipped as a cult .
1 G. Türk, s. v. S., RE 3 A, 1107 (epigraphic evidence).