Brill’s New Pauly

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Leisure
(1,560 words)

[German version]

I. Definition

The terms σχολή (scholḗ; Lat. schola, scola) and otium, which had equivalent meanings in Greek and Latin, have a wide spectrum of meaning; they could indicate any form of free time not used for labour or other occupations, but also the time dedicated to people or certain activities. From a sociological point of view, the term provides clear insights into essential elements of the Graeco-Roman social order and of …

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Gehrke, Hans-Joachim (Freiburg) and Heimgartner, Martin (Halle), “Leisure”, 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 04 July 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e813300>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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