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Daemon
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lyceum

(noun) A school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12.

Synonyms: secondary school, Gymnasium, lycee, middle school

Usage: "That lyceum has ruined him," she added, remembering the insistence with which the chevalier had spoken of the evils of education in such schools.
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Noun 1. lyceum - a school for students intermediate between elementary school and collegelyceum - a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12
Gymnasium, lycee, middle school, secondary school
school - an educational institution; "the school was founded in 1900"
academy - a secondary school (usually private)
trade school, vocational school - a secondary school teaching the skilled trades
high school, highschool, senior high, senior high school, high - a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12; "he goes to the neighborhood highschool"
junior high, junior high school - a secondary school usually including 7th and 8th grades
prep school, preparatory school - a private secondary school
public school - private independent secondary school in Great Britain supported by endowment and tuition
grammar school - a secondary school emphasizing Latin and Greek in preparation for college
secondary modern school - a former British secondary school emphasizing practical rather than academic education
composite school, comprehensive school - a large British or Canadian secondary school for children of all abilities
2. lyceum - a public hall for lectures and concerts
hall - a large building for meetings or entertainment
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No one here in the United States would know what you were talking about if you said "lyceum."

Always refer to high school (or maybe secondary school -- although some Americans might be confused by that term).
Adagba Terry
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What's really the difference between lyceum and academy?
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lyceum (n.)
1580s, Latin form of Greek lykeion, name of a grove or garden with covered walks near Athens where Aristotle taught, from neuter of Lykeios "wolf-slayer," an epithet of Apollo, whose temple was nearby, from lykos "wolf." Hence lycée, name given in France to state-run secondary schools. In England, early 19c., lyceum was the name taken by a number of literary societies; in U.S., after c. 1820, it was the name of institutes that sponsored popular lectures in science and literature.
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The Lyceum

The Lyceum was a gymnasium near Athens and the site of a philosophical school founded by Aristotle.

The Lyceum was named after Apollo Lyceus, Apollo "the wolf-god."

Archaeological exploration of the topography of the Lyceum has been hampered by the sprawl of buildings in modern Athens. The general location of the Lyceum outside and East of the ancient city wall is well-attested (Strabo 9.1.24, Cleidemus, FGrH 323F18, and Pausanias 1.19.3). Ancient literary and epigraphic sources and modern archaeological investigation provide an occasional glimpse into the layout and use of the Lyceum area in antiquity. While most often connected with philosophical teaching and discourse, the Lyceum was used for military exercises, meetings of the Athenian assembly, and cult practice as well as athletic training.

The Lyceum, like the other famous Athenian gymnasia (the Academy and Cynosarges) was more than a space for physical exercise and philosophical discussion, reflection, and study. It contained cults of Hermes, the Muses, and Apollo, to whom the area was dedicated and belonged. It was also used for military exercises, the marshaling of troops, and for military displays. The Lyceum thus encompassed a fairly large area, including large open spaces, buildings, and cult sites.


J.P. Lynch, Aristotle's School: A Study of a Greek Educational Institution. Berkeley 1972.
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