Greek and Roman Education: A Sourcebook

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-10-16
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Presenting the most important texts on Greek and Roman education, both literary and documentary, the Greek and Roman Education Sourcebook explores the complex nature of Greek and Roman education and the way that it developed from place to place. From the earliest sources until the end of the Middle Ages, the book is formatted chronologically, and the material is presented in a way which will enable readers to gain a detailed understanding of the nature of the subject, to place the ancient readings in a meaningful and historic context, and to pursue further research. Including introductory paragraphs and further reading suggestion as well, students will have no need for any other sourcebook on Greek and Roman education.

Author Biography

Mark Joyal is Professor and Head of the Department of Classics at the University of Manitoba

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xii
Frontispiece mapp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Early Greece to c. 500 BCp. 1
Spartap. 15
Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries BCp. 31
The Sophists, Socrates, and the fifth-century Enlightenmentp. 59
Fourth-century theory and practice: Isocrates, Plato, and Aristotlep. 88
The Hellenistic Period (c. 335-30 BC)p. 121
Early Rome to c. 100 BCp. 151
Reading, writing, and literary study: Late Roman Republic and Empirep. 166
Teaching and learning the liberal arts and rhetoric: Cicero to Quintilianp. 203
Pagans and Christians: from the second century AD to the end of Antiquityp. 231
Bibliographyp. 268
General indexp. 284
Index of passagesp. 289
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