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Ideas of Peter E. Pormann, by Text

[British, fl. 2019, Professor of Classics at Manchester University.]

2019 Medical Conceptions of Health pre-Renaissance
p.44 p.44 The Greeks had a single word meaning both 'beautiful' and 'good'
     Full Idea: The later Greeks coined the term 'kalokagathia' for the fact of being both beautiful [kalos] and good [agathos], thus linking moral and physical health.
     From: Peter E. Pormann (Medical Conceptions of Health pre-Renaissance [2019], p.44)
     A reaction: In their literature good people are often handsome, and bad people ugly. Socrates was famous for being an exception.