Ephebe

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Ephebe /ɛˈfb/ (from the Greek ephebos ἔφηβος (plural: epheboi ἔφηβοι), anglicised as ephebe (plural: ephebes), or Latinate ephebus (plural: ephebi) is the term for an adolescent male. In ancient Greek society and mythology, an ephebos was a boy, aged 17–18, who went through a period of initiation that included military training.

Ephebe may also refer to:

See also[edit]

  • Ephebia, official institutions in Greek city-states for training young men of that age
  • Ephebophilia, sexual attraction to adolescents
  • Ephebiphobia, fear of adolescents