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(παιδεία; paideía). Disregarding Sparta ( agōgḗ ), paideia, along with paídeusis (παίδευσις), is the main Greek term for the education (Education / Culture and Education) of a child (paîs, παῖς) and above all of a young person, which is why paideia also means 'childhood', 'youth'. It therefore refers both to the process of raising and educating and to the result, the education, and as such to the asset of the adult that cannot be lost.

In Aesch. Sept. 18, paideia is not distinguished from trophḗ ('rearing'), but in general it is understood as something that must …

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Christes, Johannes (Berlin), “Paideia”, 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 19 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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