Ephebeia

Ephebeia

 

in ancient Greece, a state institution organized to train freeborn youths between the ages of 18 and 20 for military and administrative service. The first year of training, which was devoted to sports and the acquisition of military skills, was carried out under camp conditions; the second year was taken up by garrison and other forms of guard duty. The ephebeia in Athens, in contrast to that in Sparta, offered instruction in literature, philosophy, and music. After completing his training in the ephebeia, a youth enjoyed all the rights and privileges of citizenship.

REFERENCE

Zhurakovskii, G. E. Ocherkipo istorii antichnoipedagogiki, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1963.
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Polinskaya (2003, 14n14) therefore distinguishes a broader notion of the ephebe from its association with the ephebeia institutionalized by Lycurgus in the second half of the fourth century BCE, defining ephebes in this sense "as an age-group, from the onset of puberty to twenty years of age when young men gained full access to citizenship rights.
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Christ 2001:416-418), and the introduction of a more centralised and formal type of training, such as the Athenian ephebeia, aimed at providing specific training in [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (see Arist.
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Delia, Alexandrian Citizenship during the Roman Principate (Atlanta, 1991), 71 is probably right to point out that performing the ephebeia in Alexandria was not a necessary qualification for becoming an Alexandrian citizen.
It emerges that the gymnasium of Beroia was devoted solely to athletic and military exercises and not also to cultural activities, as was the case with the contemporary phase of the Athenian ephebeia.