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Sophrosyne, asteroid 134 (the 134th asteroid to be discovered, on September 27, 1873), is approximately 116 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4.1 years. The name Sophrosyne is Greek for prudence, one of the four virtues in Plato’s philosophy. When prominent in a natal chart, Sophrosyne indicates a person with a prudent approach to life. Its location by sign and house position indicates how and where one expresses prudence. When involved in many inharmonious aspects, Sophrosyne may show a person who is imprudent or someone who is inappropriately prudent.


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In the Charmides, Charmides and Critias define sophrosyne or temperance (2) successively as quietness, modesty, doing your own work, self-knowledge, the knowledge of knowledge, and knowledge of the good.
She is the author of three collections of poetry, Sophrosyne (Aldrich Press), A Wild Turn (Finishing Line) and Looking for A Sunday Afternoon (Pudding House).
The concept of sophrosyne has a central role in the genre of the Greek novel.