Definition of paideia in English:
1(In ancient Greece) education or upbringing.
- It is an education of a strange sort - he called it paideia.
- It can also be found in the classical Greek concept of paideia as, in Michael Oakeshott's words, a ‘serious and orderly initiation into an intellectual, imaginative, moral and emotional inheritance.’
- Catholic universities embrace an understanding of education expressed in the Greek word paideia.
1.1The culture of a society.
- This type of response is typical of the culture of paideia.
- She is currently a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, working on the relationship between paideia and visual culture in late antiquity.
- The pivotal exemplar is Origen, who built an alternative paideia based on an alternative classical culture expressed by biblical literature.
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