A History of Education in Antiquity

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1982 - Education - 466 pages
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.
 

Contents

SPARTAN EDUCATION
14
PEDERASTY IN CLASSICAL EDUCATION
26
THE OLD ATHENIAN EDUCATION
36
THE PEDAGOGICAL REVOLUTION OF THE EARLY SOPHISTS
46
IdealThe Sophists as EducatorsThe Teachers ProfessionThe Art of Politics
59
Organization of the AcademyUtopia and the FutureThe Traditional Elementary
77
THE MASTERS OF THE CLASSICAL TRADITION
79
THE CIVILIZATION OF THE PAIDEIA
95
HIGHER EDUCATION
206
CHAP
211
Geography of the Hellenistic Schools
212
THE OLD ROMAN EDUCATION
229
AncestorsFamily EducationEducation for Public LifeThe Roman Moral Ideal
239
Education in RomeAdaptation to the Latin SpiritOpposition to AthleticsBirth
254
Greek of CiceroThe Decline of GreekThe Direct MethodBilingual School
263
THE ROMAN SCHOOLS
265

THE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OF THE HELLENISTIC
102
Decline of the Ephebia in the Hellenistic EraThe Ephebia Outside AthensThe
115
ARTISTIC EDUCATION
133
THE PRIMARY SCHOOL
142
PRIMARY EDUCATION
150
logiesRecitationBooks Exercisebooks and WritingtabletsWritingCounting
158
Plan and Method of Study of the AuthorsReading and RecitationExplanation of
172
SCIENCE
176
ArithmeticMusicAstronomyDecline of Scientific StudiesAratus and
184
HIGHER EDUCATION
194
Severity and Humanity
272
THE ROMAN SCHOOLS
284
THE ROMAN EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
292
THE ROMAN STATE AND EDUCATION
299
CHRISTIANITY AND CLASSICAL EDUCATION
314
APPEARANCE OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS OF THE MEDIAEVAL
330
the WestThe Episcopal SchoolThe Presbyterial SchoolThe Beginning of
336
REFERENCES
378
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