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Literate education in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds

Author: Teresa Morgan
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge classical studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a new assessment of the content, structures and significance of education in Greek and Roman society. Drawing on a wide range of evidence, including the first systematic comparison of literary sources with the papyri from Graeco-Roman Egypt, Teresa Morgan shows how education developed from a loose repertoire of practices in classical Greece into a coherent, though unregulated, system spanning the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa Morgan
ISBN: 0521584663 9780521584661
OCLC Number: 38549844
Description: xv, 364 pages : 1 map ; 23 cm.
Contents: 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 --
App. I. Egyptian roots of Hellenistic education --
App. II. Index of papyri in schoolhands.
Series Title: Cambridge classical studies.
Responsibility: Teresa Morgan.
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An interpretation of Hellenistic and Roman education. Teresa Morgan draws on evidence from all over the classical world, including papyri from Graeco-Roman Egypt, to re-examine one of the  Read more...

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