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, 1907 - Education - 299 pages

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Page 276 - ... 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 200 - 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 209 - ... 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 209 - ... 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 79 - ... to beggary, and compelled by poverty either to sell kippers or to teach the elements of reading and writing.
Page 277 - A National School which trained the minds only, and neglected the bodies of the pupils, would have been inconceivable to a Hellene.
Page 233 - 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 29 - 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...
Page 120 - Of all the countless evils throughout Hellas, there is none worse than the race of athletes. . . . In youth they strut about in splendor, the pride of their city, but when bitter old age comes upon them, they are cast aside like threadbare garments.
Page 77 - He gets up at dawn, washes the sleep from his eyes, and puts on his cloak. Then he goes out from his father's house, with his eyes fixed upon the ground, not looking at anyone who meets him. Behind him follow attendants and paidagogoi, bearing in their hands the implements of virtue, writing-tablets or books containing the great deeds of old, or, if he is going to a music school, his well-tuned lyre.

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