(Greek: “education,” or “learning”), system of education and training in classical Greek and Hellenistic (Greco-Roman) cultures that included such subjects as:
gymnastics, grammar, rhetoric, music, mathematics, geography, natural history, and philosophy.
In the early Christian era the Greek paideia, called humanitas in Latin, served as a model for Christian institutions of higher learning, such as the Christian school of Alexandria in Egypt, which offered theology as the culminating science of their curricula. The term was combined with enkyklios (“complete system, ” or “circle”) to identify a large compendium of general education, hence “encyclopaedia.” (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/paideia)
I so want this. Well, I want this except for the gymnastics part. I’m hoping that my yoga practice can substitute for the gymnastics parts.
I checked out another definition. It said that paideia is the process of becoming your true form. The process of paideia helps you become who you truly are. Paideia is the process of identity formation – in its truest form.
Does this appeal to you?
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