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KALOKAGATHIA
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Καλοκαγαθια Kalokagathia Calocagathia Nobility, Goodness

KALOKAGATHIA was the spirit (daimona) of nobility and goodness. She was associated with Arete (Virtue) and Eukleia (Excellence).

PARENTS
Probably a daughter of ZEUS like other moral personifications, though nowhere stated

Bacchylides, Fragment 725 (trans. Campbell, Vol. Greek Lyric IV) (Greek lyric C5th B.C.) :
"Athene was like a beautiful, tall woman--Homer conveys by this means the comeliness and modesty of her appearance, just like Xenophon and Telesilla of Argos in their representation of Arete (Virtue) and Kalokagathia (Nobility)."


Sources:

  • Greek Lyric IV Telesilla, Fragments - Greek Lyric C5th B.C.