A Companion to Ancient Education

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W. Martin Bloomer
John Wiley & Sons, Sep 8, 2015 - Literary Criticism - 520 pages

A Companion to Ancient Education presents a series of essays from leading specialists in the field that represent the most up-to-date scholarship relating to the rise and spread of educational practices and theories in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

  • Reflects the latest research findings and presents new historical syntheses of the rise, spread, and purposes of ancient education in ancient Greece and Rome
  • Offers comprehensive coverage of the main periods, crises, and developments of ancient education along with historical sketches of various educational methods and the diffusion of education throughout the ancient world
  • Covers both liberal and illiberal (non-elite) education during antiquity
  • Addresses the material practice and material realities of education, and the primary thinkers during antiquity through to late antiquity
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
The Earliest Greek Systems of Education
26
Accounts of Systems
61
Socrates as Educator
77
Spartan Education
90
Athens
112
Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy
123
Learning to Read and Write
137
The Persistence of Ancient Education
281
The Education of Women in Ancient Rome
292
The Education of Women in Ancient Greece
305
Isocrates
321
Plutarch
335
Quintilian on Education
347
The Case
358
Education in the Visual Arts
375

School Structures Apparatus and Materials
149
The Progymnasmata and Progymnasmatic Theory in Imperial
160
The Ephebeia in the Hellenistic Period
172
Corporal Punishment in the Ancient School
184
The Roman Transformation
199
Schools Teachers and Patrons in MidRepublican Rome
226
The Education of the Ciceros
240
Musical Education in Greece and Rome
401
Sport and Education in Ancient Greece and Rome
430
Roman Legal Education
444
Slaves
464
Military Training
483
Index
496
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W. Martin Bloomer is Professor of Classics and Director of the Ph.D. Program in Literature at the University of Notre Dame. His publications include Valerius Maximus and the Rhetoric of the New Nobility (1993), Latinity and Literary Society at Rome (1997), The Contest of Language (2005), and The School of Rome (2011).

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