What is a Lyceum?

Coram Deo Lyceum Home School Support Group is not a school, but is fashioned on the model of the lyceum. The term “lyceum” is rendered from the ancient Greek “lykeion” and dates back to Aristotle in 335 B.C. who taught and wrote on logic, ethics, politics, and what has become known as the modern scientific method. Historically, a lyceum was known for being a place where education, discussions, lectures, and entertainment took place, but it also provided a place for government meetings and even military drills. In January of 1838, Abraham Lincoln addressed the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois. Part of his speech addressed the importance of virtue and orderliness in a society which loved liberty and taught it to their children.