A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
PAIDEIA
[noun]
1. training of the physical and mental faculties in such a way as to produce a broad enlightened mature outlook harmoniously combined with maximum cultural development.
2. the ideal development envisioned or attained by paideia.
3. Ancient Greek History: the rearing and education of the ideal member of the polis. It incorporated both practical, subject-based schooling and a focus upon the socialisation of individuals within the aristocratic order of the polis. The practical aspects of this education included subjects subsumed under the modern designation of the liberal arts (rhetoric, grammar and philosophy are examples), as well as scientific disciplines like arithmetic and medicine. An ideal and successful member of the polis would possess intellectual, moral and physical refinement, so training in gymnastics and wrestling was valued for its effect on the body alongside the moral education which the Greeks believed was imparted by the study of music, poetry and philosophy.

Etymology: Ancient Greek παιδεία.
[Alex Grey]

PAIDEIA

[noun]

1. training of the physical and mental faculties in such a way as to produce a broad enlightened mature outlook harmoniously combined with maximum cultural development.

2. the ideal development envisioned or attained by paideia.

3. Ancient Greek History: the rearing and education of the ideal member of the polis. It incorporated both practical, subject-based schooling and a focus upon the socialisation of individuals within the aristocratic order of the polis. The practical aspects of this education included subjects subsumed under the modern designation of the liberal arts (rhetoric, grammar and philosophy are examples), as well as scientific disciplines like arithmetic and medicine. An ideal and successful member of the polis would possess intellectual, moral and physical refinement, so training in gymnastics and wrestling was valued for its effect on the body alongside the moral education which the Greeks believed was imparted by the study of music, poetry and philosophy.

Etymology: Ancient Greek παιδεία.

[Alex Grey]

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