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Meaning of "agoge" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AGOGE

agoge  [əˈɡəʊdʒiː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AGOGE

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Agoge is a noun.
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WHAT DOES AGOGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

agoge

Agoge

The agōgē was the rigorous education and training regimen mandated for all male Spartan citizens, except for the firstborn son in the ruling houses, Eurypontid and Agiad. The training involved learning stealth, cultivating loyalty to the Spartan group, military training, hunting, dancing, singing and social preparation. The word "agoge" meant in ancient Greek, rearing, but in this context generally meant leading, guidance or training. According to folklore, agoge was introduced by the semi-mythical Spartan law-giver Lycurgus but its origins are thought to be between the 7th and 6th centuries BC when the state trained male citizens from the ages of seven to twenty-one. The aim of the system was to produce physically and morally strong males to serve in the Spartan army. It encouraged conformity and the importance of the Spartan state over one's personal interest and generated the future elites of Sparta. The men would become the "walls of Sparta" because Sparta was the only Greek city with no defensive walls after they had been demolished at the order of Lycurgus.

Definition of agoge in the English dictionary

The definition of agoge in the dictionary is the rigorous Spartan educational training system.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AGOGE


agee
əˈdʒiː
algae
ˈældʒiː
apogee
ˈæpəˌdʒiː
bungee
ˈbʌndʒiː
dirige
ˈdɪrɪˌdʒiː
Fiji
ˈfiːdʒiː
gee
dʒiː
Himeji
ˈhiːmɛˌdʒiː
koji
ˈkəʊdʒiː
Meiji
ˈmeɪˈdʒiː
obligee
ˌɒblɪˈdʒiː
ogee
ˈəʊdʒiː
Panaji
pɑːˈnɑːdʒiː
refugee
ˌrɛfjʊˈdʒiː
roji
ˈrəʊdʒiː
SPG
ˌespiːˈdʒiː
squeegee
ˈskwiːdʒiː
T&G
ˌtiːənˈdʒiː
USCG
ˌjuːessiːˈdʒiː
zero-G
ˌzɪərəʊˈdʒiː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AGOGE

ago
agog
agogic
agoing
agon
agonal
agone
agonic
agonic line
agonies
agonise
agonised
agonisedly
agonising
agonisingly
agonist
agonistic
agonistical
agonistically
agonize

WORDS THAT END LIKE AGOGE

anagoge
apagoge
camboge
crannoge
doge
epagoge
gamboge
horologe
isagoge
loge
paragoge
scarmoge
Scrooge
smooge
stooge

Synonyms and antonyms of agoge in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «agoge» into 25 languages

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agoge
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agoge
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agoge
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

agoge
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

بالنظام الصارم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

agoge
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agoge
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agoge
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Agoge
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Agoge
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agoge
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Translator English - Japanese

agoge
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agoge
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Agoge
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agoge
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Translator English - Tamil

agoge
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उज्ज्वल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

agoge
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Translator English - Italian

Agoge
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Translator English - Ukrainian

agoge
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Translator English - Romanian

agoge
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agoge
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Translator English - Afrikaans

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Translator English - Swedish

agoge
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agoge
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Trends of use of agoge

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AGOGE»

The term «agoge» is normally little used and occupies the 117.266 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AGOGE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about agoge

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AGOGE»

Discover the use of agoge in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to agoge and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Leonidas of Sparta: A Boy of the Agoge
This is the first book in a trilogy of biographical novels about Leonidas of Sparta. This first book describes his childhood in the infamous Spartan agoge.
Helena P. Schrader, 2010
2
Spartan Reflections
This in effect is the error of Brelich.54 He took the view that the developed Spartan agoge of Classical times was not just somehow derived from an initiatory cycle of primitive type but actually was such a cycle. He therefore argued, since he ...
Paul Cartledge, 2003
3
Eros and Greek Athletics
ment of the agoge in the sixth century B.C. Indeed. a direct link between the decline in athletic victories and the formation oftheugogi'has not, to my knowledge, been previously observed. but the connection does support the hypothetical date ...
Riverside Thomas F. Scanlon Professor of Classics University of California, 2002
4
Agoge
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, McBrewster John, 2010
5
Militarizing Culture: Essays on the Warfare State
All boys were required to undergo a lengthy, physically challenging collective upbringing called the agoge, supervised by the city-state's most prestigious officers. Historian Mark Golden provides a glimpse of what childhood was like in this ...
Roberto J González, 2010
6
Athenian Legacies: Essays on the Politics of Going on Together
The agoge was a formal institution, aimed at teaching Spartan youths aged seven to twenty how to live and fight as warrior-citizens. The Spartan youths were reared apart from the rest of society, and the agoge was marked off from ( although ...
Josiah Ober, 2005
7
Sextus Propertius: The Augustan Elegist
Citium, based on Lycurgan Sparta.79 Sphaerus' agoge only endured for some twenty years, but, when in 146 BC Rome defeated the Achaean League with Sparta as her ally, Sparta was awarded her freedom and the agoge was restored in ...
Francis Cairns, 2006
8
The Gymnasium of Virtue: Education & Culture in Ancient Sparta
THE. INVENTOR. OF. THE. AGOGE. In the years following the Achaean War, when the Spartans had successfully petitioned the Romans for permission to restore their ancestral constitution, they looked to the most recent phase of the agégé ...
Nigel M. Kennell, 1995
9
The Spartan Hoplites
Training for the Agoge began at the age of seven and was not completed until the age of thirty. Only boys were allowed to train for the Agoge. Before the Agoge The ephors inspected each boy born in Sparta ten days after his birth, to decide if ...
Louise Park, Timothy Love, 2009
10
The Development of the Polis in Archaic Greece
Like several other institutions, the agoge of Classical Sparta has often been seen as an amalgam of primitive customs and rituals whose purpose could be illuminated by anthropological evidence of the fossilised cultures of African tribal  ...
Lynette Mitchell, P.J. Rhodes, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AGOGE»

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1
Being an Adaptive Athletic Supporter (and Fan Girl)
It was a year ago that we first met many of them at the last Agoge Challenge. It was when a man, who is aptly named Angel, first put Ella into his ... «Patheos, Jun 15»
2
Sliptrick Records Inks Deal With Heretic's Dream
The album was originally slated for May through Agoge Records. "Floating State of Mind" marks a real change in sound and songwriting, ... «Metal Underground, May 15»
3
Corey Field Puts Hedonism on the Page
After all, one of the most compelling instances in the show is the placement of Number Five: Wrath next to Agoge, which depicts an infant held ... «ithaca.com, May 15»
4
Thompson takes his career on the road
Jacob Schwarm (Agoge WC), 2. Paul Bianchi (Team Wisconsin), 3. Bryce West (Eastern Iowa WC), 4. Tanner Pasvogel (Ghostriders). 126 -- 1. «Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, May 15»
5
An open letter to my ex-lover, the USMC
But like so many young men before me, going back to the Spartan agoge and before, having been thoroughly instilled with love of Corps and ... «Foreign Policy, May 15»
6
Kelowna KaPow takes bronze at Super Series
In the semifinals, KaPow put up a fight before going down to defeat against a dominant Agoge team from the Fraser Valley, 25-22 and 25-23. «Kelowna Capital News, Mar 15»
7
Terrorism arrests focus new scrutiny on mall kiosks
... official and president of the Wayne-based Agoge Group. "They're bringing in more security guards. They're heavily invested in technologies. «Philly.com, Feb 15»
8
Cima Scotoni Waffenlos winter ascent by Simon Gietl and Gerhard …
After the first winter ascent Zauberlehrling in 2012 and after the first ascent of Agoge that same year, taking advantage of the current amazing ... «Planetmountain, Feb 15»
9
Cigar Thoughts, Divisional Round: Seahawks send Panthers to their …
The upstart Panthers, winners of five in a row, came into the Seahawks' agoge and spent the first two-thirds of the showdown being almost ... «Field Gulls, Jan 15»
10
Liquidnet Launches Trade Advisory and Execution Solutions
Roberto Malamut will take on the position of head of quantitative research, joining from Agoge Capital, where he was quantitative analyst and ... «www.waterstechnology.com, Dec 14»

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