A Companion to Ancient Education

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W. Martin Bloomer
John Wiley & Sons, Jun 23, 2015 - Literary Criticism - 520 pages

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

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Part I Literary and Moral Education in Archaic and Classical Greece
Part II Accounts of Systems
Part III The Spread and Development of Greek Schooling in the Hellenistic Era
Part IV The Roman Transformation
Part V Theories and Themes of Education
Part VI NonLiterary and NonElite Education

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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).

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