Roman Education from Cicero to Quintilian

Roman Education from Cicero to Quintilian

Roman Education from Cicero to Quintilian

Roman Education from Cicero to Quintilian

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This book is, though indirectly, the result of work begun ten years ago for the degree of M.A. in the National University of Ireland. At the suggestion of Rev. Dr. T. Corcoran, S.J., Professor of Education at University College, Dublin, I chose as a subject for research work the history of Roman education under the Empire and presented a thesis on that subject in the autumn of 1915. Thanks to a Travelling Studentship awarded me by the National University in that year, I was able to continue my studies for two years at Oxford, and I have since given what time I could spare from other work--part of it as student, part of it as teacher--to reading whatever might throw light on the general history of Graeco- Roman education. In the summer of 1919 I was awarded the degree of B.Litt. by the University of Oxford for a thesis entitled Roman Education under the Empire, in which I developed the ideas already set forth in my earlier thesis, adding a considerable body of new material. Since then I have worked mainly on the general principles which underlie all Greek and Roman theories of education, and have thought it best to publish separately the results of . . .

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