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  • So I constructed one from the Greek word ephebos, a young man of fighting age.

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  • An ephebos was an Athenian youth of eighteen or so in training for citizenship; the new word is pronounced “ef-FEE-bo-file.”

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  • Introduction Ephebiphobia is the irrational fear of We sometimes fall prey to the notion Globally, there are more than 1.2 billion youth, rooted in the Greek "ephebos" for that teen habits are changing so quickly people ages 10-19, according to the U.S. youth, and "phobos," for, well, phobia. and dramatically that they run counter to Census.

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  • Spartans it became a sacred custom, derived from the laws of Lykurgos, to let the hair of the boy grow as soon as he reached the age of the ephebos, while up to that time it was cut short.

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  • The latter posture is exemplified by a reading ephebos in a vase-painting; it was, undoubtedly, also that of the boys sitting on the rising steps used as forms at the schools.

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  • It comes from the Greek: (ephebos) variously defined as "one arrived at puberty", "a youth of 18 who underwent his dokimasia and was registered as a citizen (Athens)", and "arriving at man's estate"; and philia) "love".

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  • a youth entering manhood or just enrolled as a citizen

    July 12, 2009

  • a youth entering manhood or just enrolled as a citizen

    November 6, 2007