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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 669 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EPHEBEUM (from Gr. Eon f3os, a young man), in architecture, a large hall in the ancient Palaestra furnished with seats (Vitruvius v. II), the length of which should be a third larger than the width. It served for the exercises of youths of from sixteen to eighteen years of age.
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