Literate Education in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds

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This book offers a new assessment of the content, structures and significance of education in Greek and Roman society. Drawing on a wide range of evidence, including the first systematic comparison of literary sources with the papyri from Graeco-Roman Egypt, Teresa Morgan shows how education developed from a loose repertoire of practices in classical Greece into a coherent, though unregulated, system spanning the Hellenistic and Roman worlds.
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Overview

This book offers a new assessment of the content, structures and significance of education in Greek and Roman society. Drawing on a wide range of evidence, including the first systematic comparison of literary sources with the papyri from Graeco-Roman Egypt, Teresa Morgan shows how education developed from a loose repertoire of practices in classical Greece into a coherent, though unregulated, system spanning the Hellenistic and Roman worlds.
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"...fresh and challenging." Robert Lamberton, Classical Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521040938
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/18/2007
  • Series: Cambridge Classical Studies Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,042,843
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
Preface
Map of Egypt
1 Introduction: setting the scene 1
2 Structures of enkyklios paideia 50
3 Literature I: the writing on the wall, and elsewhere 90
4 Literature II: maxims and morals 120
5 Grammar and the power of language 152
6 Rhetoric: art and articulation 190
7 All in the mind: images of cognitive development 240
Conclusion 271
App. I Egyptian roots of Hellenistic education 274
App. II index of papyri in schoolhands 275
Tables 288
Bibliography 324
Index of names 361
General index 362
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