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  • The dialogue identifies justice with a balance among reason, the high-spiritedness that Plato calls thumos or to thumoeides, and the desires collectively known as epithumiai.

    Plato's Aesthetics

  • James Romm: As another student of history who is captivated by the issue of honor, let me remark that the honor-seeking part of Alexander's nature, what Plato would call his thumos, is well brought out by your film, which I have just seen in its fine newly edited and expanded version " Alexander Revisited ".

    Forbes.com: News

  • The Greek word for gutsy, which is all I remember from translating bits of the Iliad, is thumos.

    The Inner Teeny-Tiny Ski Patrol

  • And in any event, not wishing to offend (or being offended) is a matter of morality (related to thumos), not intellect.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » What Next for Same-Sex Marriage in California?

  • That's why he called one thumos and the other epithumetikon, the dark and light horses that pull the chariot of the lover's soul.

    Chris Kelly: Mitt Romney Lies About Vietnam

  • They more often bring thumos, not morals, but thumos is essential too.

    The Patriarchy is Bad for Everyone

  • And it is not for men to provide thumos, because women are no less naturally rambunctious than men.

    The Patriarchy is Bad for Everyone

  • Mr. Mansfield did not mention the war, which is a downer at conclaves of neocons and thumos worshippers.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • In thumos, he added, we see the animality of man, for men and especially males often behave like dogs barking, snakes hissing, birds flapping.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • But he explained that thumos is “the bristling reaction of an animal in face of a threat or a possible threat.”

    Archive 2007-05-01

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