Education in Greek and Roman Antiquity

Synopsis

This volume examines the idea of ancient education in a series of essays which span the archaic period to late antiquity. It calls into question the idea that education in antiquity is a disinterested process, arguing that teaching and learning were activities that occurred in the context of society.
"Education in Greek and Roman Antiquity brings together the scholarship of fourteen classicists who from their distinctive perspectives pluralize our understanding of what it meant to teach and learn in antiquity. These scholars together show that ancient education was a process of socialization that occurred through a variety of discourses and activities including poetry, rhetoric, law, philosophy, art and religion.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Yun Lee Too
  • Mark Griffith
  • Andrew Ford
  • Andrea Wilson Nightingale
  • Josiah Ober
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boston
Publication year:
  • 2001