(Σωφρονίσκος; Sōphronískos). Husband of Phaenarete with whom he fathered Socrates  the philosopher, stone cutter by trade. In Plato's Laches (180e), Lysimachus  praises S. as his true late friend with whom he had never quarreled. Nothing more is known about S. Socrates named one of his three sons after his father, as was customary.
Cite this pageDöring, Klaus (Bamberg), “Sophroniscus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1117390>
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