from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as ephebe.
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-- After a young "ephebus" has finished his two years of service in the garrisons he returns home subject to call at the hour of need.
At the end of the first year each ephebus was given a spear and a shield; after receiving these arms, the ephebi took their oath. (pp. 12) Adaptations of the oath, with varying translations, have been used by American colleges and universities.
Sed non fuit contentus iteratione ephebus planae maturitatis et annis ad patiendum gestientibus.
Ad hoc votum ephebus ultro se admovit et, puto, vereri coepit, ne ego obdormiscerem.
He is an ephebus no longer, but a full-fledged citizen, and all the vicissitudes of Athenian life are before him.
This happy youth, just out of the schoolroom, and now to be enrolled as an armed ephebus, will be the model soon for some immortal bronze or marble.
The physical gracefulness of a slim ephebus was never seized by