Gymnasiarch

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gymnasiarch jĭm*nā"zĭ*ärk (Gr. Antiq) An Athenian officer who superintended the gymnasia, and provided the oil and other necessaries at his own expense.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gymnasiarch In Greek history, a magistrate who superintended the gymnasia and certain public games. In Athens the office was obligatory on the richer citizens, involving the maintenance of persons training for the games at the incumbent's expense.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. gymnasiarchus, Gr. gymnasi`archos; gymna`sion + 'a`rchein to govern: cf. F. gymnasiarque,

Usage

In literature:

I would rather gain one prize from the Choragus, than ten from the Gymnasiarch.
"Philothea" by Lydia Maria Child
Wheler also gives an inscription in "honour of Callimachus, Scribe and Gymnasiarch," and several others.
"Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)" by Charles Bucke
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