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Kosmetes
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(κοσμητής; kosmētḗs, ‘steward’).

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[1] Athenian official responsible for the training of the ephebes

In Athens, the official responsible for the training of the ephebes after the reorganization of the ephēbeía around 335/334 BC. The kosmētes was chosen by the people, presumably from those citizens over 40 years of age ([Aristot.] Ath. Pol. 42,2). Du…

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Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg) and Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham), “Kosmetes”, 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 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e621050>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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