Greek and Roman Education – A Sourcebook

From Routledge Classical Studies

This looks interesting. The link is to the paperback, published in the USA yesterday at $35.95

This is the blurb:

Modern western education finds its origins in the practices, systems
and schools of the ancient Greeks and Romans. It is in the field of
education, in fact, that classical antiquity has exerted one of its
clearest influences on the modern world. Yet the story of Greek and
Roman education, extending from the eighth century B.C. into the Middle
Ages, is familiar in its details only to relatively few specialists.

Containing nearly 300 translated texts and documents, Greek and Roman Education: A Sourcebook
is the first book to provide readers with a large, diverse and
representative sample of the primary evidence for ancient Greek and
Roman education. A special feature of this Sourcebook is the
inclusion not only of the fundamental texts for the study of the
subject, but also unfamiliar sources that are of great interest but are
not easily accessible, including inscriptions on stone and Greek papyri
from Egypt. Introductions to each chapter and to each selection provide
the guidance which readers need to set the historical periods, themes
and topics into meaningful contexts. Fully illustrated and including
extensive suggestions for further reading, together with an index of
passages explored, students will have no further need for any other
sourcebook on Greek and Roman education.

Mark Joyal is Professor and Head of the Department of Classics at
the University of Manitoba. Iain McDougall is Professor of Classics at
the University of Winnipeg. John Yardley, formerly President of the
Classical Association of Canada, has been Professor and Chair of the
University of Ottawa since 1988.

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