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Headword: *lu/keion
Adler number: lambda,802
Translated headword: Lykeion, Lyceum
Vetting Status: high
The Lykeion [is] one of the gymnasia in Athens. Theopompus says that Peisistratos created it, but Philochorus [says] that it came into existence under the chairmanship of Pericles.[1]
Greek Original:
*lu/keion: e(\n tw=n par' *)aqhnai/ois gumnasi/wn to\ *lu/keion. o(\ *qeo/pompos me\n *peisi/straton poih=sai/ fhsi, *filo/xoros de\ e)pistatou=ntos *perikle/ous gene/sqai.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., commenting on Demosthenes 24.114. See also lambda 801.
The name of the Lykeion is best known for a fact not mentioned here: being the chosen location for the philosophical school founded by Aristotle in the C4 BCE. See generally OCD(4) pp.160 (under 'Aristotle') and 1108 (under 'Peripatetic school').
[1] Theopompus FGrH 115 F136; Philochorus FGrH 328 F37. For Peisistratos see generally pi 1474; for Pericles, pi 1179, pi 1180, pi 1181.
Keywords: athletics; biography; chronology; definition; geography; historiography; history; philosophy; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 December 2000@03:56:59.
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