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paideia  Term Image (παιδεια) Script Image
(Language:  Greek)
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Short Description: education, culture
Long Description: education, culture; the programme of traditional Hellenic education based on imitation of the Homeric exemplars; Plato initiated a philosophically oriented paideia that challenged the traditional pattern of poetically sanctioned culture and shifted the emphasis from body to soul (see: W.Jaeger Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture, Oxford University Press, 1943, 3 vols.).
Source(s): The Golden Chain: An Anthology of Platonic and Pythagorean Philosophy, by Dr. Algis Uždavinys
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms