A History Of Education In Antiquity / Edition 1

A History Of Education In Antiquity / Edition 1

by H. I. Marrou
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299088146

ISBN-13: 9780299088149

Pub. Date: 07/19/1982

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press


H. I. Marrou’s A History of Education in Antiquity has been an invaluable contribution in the fields of classical studies and history ever since its original publication in French in 1948. French historian H. I. Marrou traces the roots of classical education, from the warrior cultures of Homer, to the increasing importance of rhetoric and philosophy,

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H. I. Marrou’s A History of Education in Antiquity has been an invaluable contribution in the fields of classical studies and history ever since its original publication in French in 1948. French historian H. I. Marrou traces the roots of classical education, from the warrior cultures of Homer, to the increasing importance of rhetoric and philosophy, to the adaptation of Hellenistic ideals within the Roman education system, and ending with the rise of Christian schools and churches in the early medieval period. Marrou shows how education, once formed as a way to train young warriors, eventually became increasingly philosophical and secularized as Christianity took hold in the Roman Empire. Through his examination of the transformation of Greco-Roman education, Marrou is able to create a better understanding of these cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299088149
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
07/19/1982
Series:
Wisconsin Studies in Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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