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II. Greece

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A. Terminology

The Greek language had no actual term for the school as educational institution. Although the English word 'school' is a loan-word from Greek, the word σχολή/ scholḗ (s. addenda) at first meant 'free time', and only came to denote what we understand as a school by way of the Latin schola . The expression didaskaleîon denoted not the institution but the building in which children were taugh…

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Christes, Johannes (Berlin) and R.BAU., “School”, 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 09 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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