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LYCEUM

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 151 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LYCEUM, the latinized form of Gr. A(ecewv, the name of a gymnasium and garden with covered walks, near the temple of Apollo Lyceus ('AirbXXwv Aimecos) at Athens. Aristotle taught here, and hence the name was applied to his school of philosophy. The name had been used in many languages for places of instruction, &c. In France the term lycee is given to the secondary schools which are administered by the state, in contradistinction to the communal colleges.
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