Definition of ephebic in English:



See ephebe

  • ‘Athens went some way towards bridging the social and cultural gap between these types of fighting men by reforming ephebic training, but the gulf between Greeks and Macedonians remained wide.’
  • ‘Another Athenian relief which shows Herakles next to his columnar shrine, and a boy in front of him, probably refers to the oinisteria and the ephebic introduction.’
  • ‘You can't be too careful, with uncastrated, ephebic sophomore mules, wherever you go in the world.’



/ɛˈfiːbɪk/ /ɪˈfiːbɪk/