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School and Leisure – “The Greek Way” – Edith Hamilton

February 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Civilisation, Philosophy, Policy

Our word for school comes from the Greek word for leisure. Of course, reasoned the Greek, given leisure a man will employ it in thinking and finding out about things. Leisure and the pursuit of knowledge, the connection was inevitable—to a Greek.

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