Schools of Hellas: An Essay on the Practice and Theory of Ancient Greek Education from 600 to 300 B.C.

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Macmillan and Company, limited, 1908 - Education - 299 pages

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Page 274 - ... capacity nor the time to teach. Owing also to the day-school system at Athens and the peculiarities of Hellenic manners, the boys needed some one always at hand to take them to and from school and palaistra. Thus both paid teachers and attendants were needed. But it was also necessary not to let education become too expensive, lest the poor should be unable to afford it. Consequently the paidagogoi came often to be the cheapest and most worthless slaves, and the schoolmasters as a class to be...
Page 198 - THOU wert the morning star among the living Ere thy fair light had fled ;— Now, having died, thou art as Hesperus giving New splendour to the dead.
Page 231 - For Wisdom dealt with mortal powers, Where truth in closest words shall fail, When truth embodied in a tale Shall enter in at lowly doors.
Page 207 - ... will not disgrace my sacred weapons nor desert the comrade who is placed by my side. I will fight for things holy and things profane, whether I am alone or with others. I will hand on my fatherland greater and better than I found it.
Page 207 - ... my side. I will fight for things holy and things profane; whether I am alone or with others. I will hand on my fatherland greater and better than I found it. I will hearken to the magistrates, and obey the existing laws and those hereafter established by the people. I will not consent unto any that destroys or disobeys the constitution, but will prevent him, whether I am alone or with others. I will honour the temples and the religion which my forefathers established. So help me Aglauros, Enualios,...
Page 77 - ... to beggary, and compelled by poverty either to sell kippers or to teach the elements of reading and writing.
Page 275 - A National School which trained the minds only, and neglected the bodies of the pupils, would have been inconceivable to a Hellene.
Page 75 - When he has laboured diligently at intellectual studies, and his mind is sated with the benefits of the school curriculum, he exercises his body in liberal pursuits, riding or hurling the javelin or spear. Then the wrestling-school with its sleek, oiled pupils, labours under the midday sun, and sweats in the regular athletic contests.
Page 189 - ... with the utmost fairness and gentleness. Thirdly, he always has the mastery over his pleasures and does not give way unduly under misfortune and pain but behaves in such cases with manliness and worthily of the nature which has been given to us. Fourthly (the most important point), he is not spoilt or puffed up nor is his head turned by success, but he continues throughout to behave like a wise man, taking less pleasure in the good things which chance has given him...
Page 25 - Floggings were exceedingly common at Sparta. Any elder man might flog any boy. It was not etiquette for boys to complain to their parents in these cases; if they did so, they received a second thrashing. But the triumph of this system was the flogging of the "epheboi" yearly at the altar of Artemis Orthia, in substitute for human sacrifice. Entrance for the competition was quite voluntary, but competitors seem always to have been forthcoming even down to Plutarch's days. They began by practice of...

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