A Companion to Ancient Education (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to Ancient Education (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: W. Martin Bloomer (editor)Hardback

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A Companion to Ancient Education presents a series of essays from leading specialists in the field that represent the most up-to-date scholarship relating to the rise and spread of educational practices and theories in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Reflects the latest research findings and presents new historical syntheses of the rise, spread, and purposes of ancient education in ancient Greece and Rome Offers comprehensive coverage of the main periods, crises, and developments of ancient education along with historical sketches of various educational methods and the diffusion of education throughout the ancient world Covers both liberal and illiberal (non-elite) education during antiquity Addresses the material practice and material realities of education, and the primary thinkers during antiquity through to late antiquity

About Author

W. Martin Bloomer is Professor of Classics and Director of the Ph.D. Program in Literature at the University of Notre Dame. His publications include Valerius Maximus and the Rhetoric of the New Nobility (1993), Latinity and Literary Society at Rome (1997), The Contest of Language (2005), and The School of Rome (2011).


Notes on Contributors viii Introduction 1 W. Martin Bloomer PART I Literary and Moral Education in Archaic and Classical Greece 5 1 Origins and Relations to the Near East 7 Mark Griffith 2 The Earliest Greek Systems of Education 26 Mark Griffith PART II Accounts of Systems 61 3 Sophistic Method and Practice 63 David Wolfsdorf 4 Socrates as Educator 77 David K. O Connor 5 Spartan Education 90 Anton Powell 6 Athens 112 David M. Pritchard 7 Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy 123 Gretchen Reydams -Schils PART III The Spread and Development of Greek Schooling in the Hellenistic Era 135 8 Learning to Read and Write 137 William A. Johnson 9 School Structures, Apparatus, and Materials 149 Raffaella Cribiore 10 The Progymnasmata and Progymnasmatic Theory in Imperial Greek Education 160 Robert J. Penella 11 The Ephebeia in the Hellenistic Period 172 Nigel M. Kennell 12 Corporal Punishment in the Ancient School 184 W. Martin Bloomer PART IV The Roman Transformation 199 13 Etruscan and Italic Literacy and the Case of Rome 201 Daniele F. Maras 14 Schools, Teachers, and Patrons in Mid -Republican Rome 226 Enrica Sciarrino 15 The Education of the Ciceros 240 Susan Treggiari 16 Late Antiquity and the Transmission of Educational Ideals and Methods: The Greek World 252 Elzbieta Szabat 17 Late Antiquity and the Transmission of Educational Ideals and Methods: The Western Empire 267 Ilaria L. E. Ramelli PART V Theories and Themes of Education 279 18 The Persistence of Ancient Education 281 Robin Barrow 19 The Education of Women in Ancient Rome 292 Emily A. Hemelrijk 20 The Education of Women in Ancient Greece 305 Aleksander Wolicki 21 Isocrates 321 James R. Muir 22 Plutarch 335 Sophia A. Xenophontos 23 Quintilian on Education 347 W. Martin Bloomer 24 Challenges to Classical Education in Late Antiquity: The Case of Augustine of Hippo 358 Hildegund Muller PART VI Non -Literary and Non -Elite Education 373 25 Education in the Visual Arts 375 J. J. Pollitt 26 Mathematics Education 387 Nathan Sidoli 27 Musical Education in Greece and Rome 401 Stefan Hagel and Tosca Lynch 28 Medicine 413 Herbert Bannert 29 Sport and Education in Ancient Greece and Rome 430 Sarah C. Murray 30 Roman Legal Education 444 Andrew M. Riggsby 31 Toys and Games 452 Leslie J. Shumka 32 Slaves 464 Kelly L. Wrenhaven 33 Masters and Apprentices 474 Christian Laes 34 Military Training 483 Preston Bannard Index 496

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  • ISBN13: 9781444337532
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 520
  • ID: 9781444337532
  • weight: 928
  • ISBN10: 144433753X

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