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Education / Culture
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A. Term

On one hand, the Greek term  παιδεία (paideía), like παίδευσις (paídeusis; Aristoph. Nub. 986,1043), describes an  education that comprises both intellectual and ethical teaching as a process (Aristoph. Nub. 961; Thuc. 2,39,1), but on the other hand also education as an asset and as the result of the teaching process (Democr. 180; Pl. Prt. 327d; Grg. 470e; Resp. 378e; Aristot. Pol. 1338a3…

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Christes, Johannes (Berlin), “Education / Culture”, 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 22 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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