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1 The Ephebate, an organization for training the young men of Athens, chiefly in military matters, had existed since the fifth century but was reorganized by Lycurgus （v. Life of Lycurgus）. The oath was taken in the temple of Aglaurus, daughter of Cecrops （cf. Hdt. 8.53; Dem. 19.303）, probably at the age of eighteen when the youth underwent an examination （δοκιμασία） and had his name entered on the deme register. He was then an ephebus until the age of twenty.Cf. Aristot. Const. Ath. 42.
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