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agôgê
Spartan education
agôn
competition, struggle, contest
athlos
heroic ordeal, competitive event, contest for a prize
atimos / atimia
dishonored, without civic rights/dishonor, loss of civic rights
autarkeia
self-sufficiency
basileus
Homeric versus Mycenaean chieftain or ‘king’ versus chief blacksmith
chorêgos
In Athens, a liturgist who defrayed the cost of the chorus
daimôn
divine being
dêmos
citizenry of the polis
dikê
justice
eunomia
good order, rule of law
geras
(of god or hero) portion
gerousia
Spartan council of elders
homoioi
the Spartan ‘equals’
mousikê
sung poetry + music + dancing = the sphere of the Muses
nomos
law, custom
paideia
education, upbringing
palaistra
wrestling school
peplos
women’s robe [esp. the one dedicated to Athena at the Greater Panathenaia]
philia
bond of reciprocity, friendship, affection
philos (pl. philoi)
one’s ‘dear and near’, someone to whom an individual is obligated by bonds of reciprocity
philotimia
‘love of honor’
polis
Greek city-state
politeia
‘constitution’, form of government
politês (pl. politai)
citizens of the polis
stasis
faction, factionalism, civil strife
syssitia
Spartan messes
temenos
sacred precinct
tholos
beehive tomb
timê
honor, a god’s sphere of influence