lyceum


lyceum
/luy see"euhm/, n.
1. an institution for popular education providing discussions, lectures, concerts, etc.
2. a building for such activities.
3. (cap.) the gymnasium where Aristotle taught, in ancient Athens.
4. a lycée.
[1570-80; < L Lyceum, Lycium < Gk Lýkeion place in Athens, so named from the neighboring temple of Apollo; n. use of neut. of lýkeios, epithet of Apollo, variously explained]

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▪ Greek philosophical school
      Athenian school founded by Aristotle in 335 BC in a grove sacred to Apollo Lyceius. Owing to his habit of walking about the grove while lecturing his students, the school and its students acquired the label of Peripatetics (Greek peri, “around,” and patein, “to walk”). The peripatos was the covered walkway of the Lyceum. Most of Aristotle's extant writings comprise notes for lectures delivered at the school as edited by his successors.

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  • Lyceum — Ly*ce um, n.; pl. E. {Lyceums}, L. {Lycea}. [L. lyceum, Gr. ?, so named after the neighboring temple of ? ? Apollo the wolf slayer, prob. fr. ? belonging to a wolf, fr ? wolf. See {Wolf}.] 1. A place of exercise with covered walks, in the suburbs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lyceum — 1580s, Latin form of Gk. lykeion, name of a grove or garden with covered walks near Athens where Aristotle taught, from neut. of Lykeios wolf slayer, an epithet of Apollo, whose temple was nearby, from lykos wolf. Hence lycée, name given in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lyceum — [lī sē′əm, lī′sēəm] [L < Gr Lykeion, the Lyceum: so called from the neighboring temple of Apollōn Lykeios] the grove at Athens where Aristotle taught …   English World dictionary

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