A Companion to Ancient Education
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World 1. Aufl.
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
Notes on Contributors viii Introduction 1W. Martin Bloomer PART I Literary and Moral Education in Archaic and Classical Greece 5 1 Origins and Relations to the Near East 7Mark Griffith 2 The Earliest Greek Systems of Education 26Mark Griffith PART II Accounts of Systems 61 3 Sophistic Method and Practice 63David Wolfsdorf 4 Socrates as Educator 77David K. O’Connor 5 Spartan Education 90Anton Powell 6 Athens 112David M. Pritchard 7 Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy 123Gretchen Reydams?-Schils PART III The Spread and Development of Greek Schooling in the Hellenistic Era 135 8 Learning to Read and Write 137William A. Johnson 9 School Structures, Apparatus, and Materials 149Raffaella Cribiore 10 The Progymnasmata and Progymnasmatic Theory in Imperial Greek Education 160Robert J. Penella 11 The Ephebeia in the Hellenistic Period 172Nigel M. Kennell 12 Corporal Punishment in the Ancient School 184W. Martin Bloomer PART IV The Roman Transformation 199 13 Etruscan and Italic Literacy and the Case of Rome 201Daniele F. Maras 14 Schools, Teachers, and Patrons in Mid?-Republican Rome 226Enrica Sciarrino 15 The Education of the Ciceros 240Susan Treggiari 16 Late Antiquity and the Transmission of Educational Ideals and Methods: The Greek World 252Elzbieta Szabat 17 Late Antiquity and the Transmission of Educational Ideals and Methods: The Western Empire 267Ilaria L. E. Ramelli PART V Theories and Themes of Education 279 18 The Persistence of Ancient Education 281Robin Barrow 19 The Education of Women in Ancient Rome 292Emily A. Hemelrijk 20 The Education of Women in Ancient Greece 305Aleksander Wolicki 21 Isocrates 321James R. Muir 22 Plutarch 335Sophia A. Xenophontos 23 Quintilian on Education 347W. Martin Bloomer 24 Challenges to Classical Education in Late Antiquity: The Case of Augustine of Hippo 358Hildegund Müller PART VI Non?-Literary and Non?-Elite Education 373 25 Education in the Visual Arts 375J. J. Pollitt 26 Mathematics Education 387Nathan Sidoli 27 Musical Education in Greece and Rome 401Stefan Hagel and Tosca Lynch 28 Medicine 413Herbert Bannert 29 Sport and Education in Ancient Greece and Rome 430Sarah C. Murray 30 Roman Legal Education 444Andrew M. Riggsby 31 Toys and Games 452Leslie J. Shumka 32 Slaves 464Kelly L. Wrenhaven 33 Masters and Apprentices 474Christian Laes 34 Military Training 483Preston Bannard Index 496
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).
With rigorous instruction in topics ranging from grammar, music, and poetry to numeracy and religious ritual, formal systems of education developed for citizen classes during Greek and Roman antiquity still resonate in the twenty-first-century world. A Companion to Ancient Education presents the most up-to-date scholarship relating to the rise and spread of educational practices and theories in the Greek and Roman world from the seventh century BCE to the fifth century CE. Featuring contributions from leading international scholars in the field, essays trace the roots of classical education while utilizing the latest research findings and applying innovative historical syntheses to such topics as the development of educational institutions, citizen and non-citizen training, women’s education, materials and methods for instruction, apprentice and craft learning, and more. Offering thought-provoking reassessments of the breadth and purposes of education in ancient society, readings also shed important new light on the complexity of the ancient phenomena of education in Greece and Rome—while also revealing the debts and affinities of educational practice to those of other ancient civilizations. Rooted in the latest scholarship, A Companion to Ancient Education sets a new standard in our understanding and appreciation of teaching and learning in Greco-Roman society.
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