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(ἀγωγή; agōgḗ). Agoge meant education and instruction in general and philosophical literature except in Sparta (Pl. Leg. 659d; Aristot. Eth. Nic. 10,9,1179b). Agoge (from ἄγειν; ágein; cf. Latin educare) was also the technical term for the comprehensive, centrally organized military education and socialization in Sparta (Pol. 1,32,1; Plut. Lyc. 22,1; Ages. 1,2). The detailed literary representations (Xen. Lac. 2-3; Plut. Lyc. 16-21; Mor. 237-9) are supplemented by dedicatory inscriptions from the 4th cent. B…

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Cartledge, Paul A. (Cambridge), “Agoge”, 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 10 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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