Greek and Roman Education

Greek and Roman Education

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In this volume Robin Barrow traces ancient education from the time of Homeric poems to the age of St. Augustine. Without minimising differences between educational practice of particular periods or places, the author stresses similarities and common origins and relates ancient ideas on education tour own. He uses the evidence of a wide range of ancient authors who are extensively quoted.According to one ancient writer, a#39;the Spartans do not approve of children learning music, writing and reading, a#39; and, although ... that Spartan children were taught only so much reading and writing as they would need for the necessities of living.

Title:Greek and Roman Education
Author:Robin Barrow
Publisher:Bristol Classical Press - 2011-03-31


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