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Ephebe // (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:
- Ephebe (lichen), a genus of lichen in the family Lichinaceae
- Ephebus (personal name)
- The fictional Discworld country Ephebe
- Kritios Boy, an ancient Greek sculpture, also called Ephebe of Kritios
- Marathon Boy, an ancient Greek sculpture, also called Ephebe of Marathon
- A novel, Efebos, only part of which survives, by Polish composer Karol Szymanowski
- Ephebia, official institutions in Greek city-states for training young men of that age
- Ephebophilia, sexual attraction to adolescents
- Ephebiphobia, fear of adolescents
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