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This state is called [Greek: sophrosyne], and the man in it [Greek: sophron].
This word is not applied only to freedom from intoxication by spirituous liquors, but is synonymous with calmness, quietness, grave, sedate, steady, serious, solemn, etc. The Greek “_sophron_” for sober in these texts means sound mindedness.
Tolma men gar alogistos, andria philetairos enomisthae, mellasis te promaethaes, deilia euprepaes to de sophron.