Literate Education in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds

Literate Education in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds

by Teresa Morgan


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In the first new interpretation of Hellenistic and Roman education for fifty years, Teresa Morgan draws on evidence from all over the classical world, including papyri from Graeco-Roman Egypt, to reexamine one of the institutions that made that world an entity, and that was one of its most influential legacies to the West. She introduces fresh interpretations of the function of literature, grammar and rhetoric in education, and in addition explores Hellenistic and Roman theories of cognitive development.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521040938
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/27/2007
Series: Cambridge Classical Studies
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.47(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables; Preface; Map of Egypt; 1. Introduction: setting the scene; 2. Structures of enkyklios paideia; 3. Literature I: the writing on the wall, and elsewhere; 4. Literature II: maxims and morals; 5. Grammar and the power of language; 6. Rhetoric: art and articulation; 7. All in the mind: images of cognitive development; Conclusion; Appendix I: Egyptian roots of Hellenistic education; Appendix II: index of papyri in school-hands; Tables; Bibliography; Index of names; General index.

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