- (in ancient Greece) a magistrate who superintended the gymnasia and public games in certain cities.
Origin of gymnasiarch
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Rather gain one prize from the Choragus than ten from the Gymnasiarch.
I would rather gain one prize from the Choragus, than ten from the Gymnasiarch.
Wheler also gives an inscription in "honour of Callimachus, Scribe and Gymnasiarch," and several others.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)
He becomes a cadet; again he has to fear the drill-master, the physical trainer, the fencing-master, the gymnasiarch.Aristotle and Ancient Educational Ideals
- (in ancient Greece) an official who supervised athletic schools and contests
- obsolete the governor or chief tutor of an academy or college
C17: from Latin, from Greek gymnasiarchos, from gymnasion gymnasium + -archos ruling
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