A Companion to Ancient Education by W. Martin Bloomer

By W. Martin Bloomer

A spouse to historic Education provides a chain of essays from top experts within the box that characterize the main up to date scholarship in relation to the increase and unfold of academic practices and theories within the historic Greek and Roman worlds.

  • Reflects the newest learn findings and offers new ancient syntheses of the increase, unfold, and reasons of old schooling in old Greece and Rome
  • Offers accomplished assurance of the most classes, crises, and advancements of historical schooling besides old sketches of varied academic tools and the diffusion of schooling in the course of the old world
  • Covers either liberal and intolerant (non-elite) schooling in the course of antiquity
  • Addresses the cloth perform and fabric realities of schooling, and the first thinkers in the course of antiquity via to overdue antiquity

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2015 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published 2015 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Earliest Greek Systems of Education 27 t­hemselves, or even if they had a single name. ”) Later, the term Hellênes is used in Homer to refer only to the Myrmidons (= Thessalians; Il. 2. 3). In Hesiod Works and Days (528, 653), Hellênes and Panhellênes appear to mean “the Greeks” in general; but ancient scholars argued about this issue: see Strabo 8. 6. 6. (= Hesiod fr. 130 M‐W, Archilochus fr. 102 West). Only in the fifth century was Hellenes (with barbaros as its opposite) apparently adopted as the universal term for all “Greek‐speakers” (cf.

Origins and Relations to the Near East 25 Further Reading The Near Eastern scribal training, in all its dimensions, has been much studied: Vanstiphout 1995, Robson 2001, Veldhuis 2006, 2014, Charpin 2008, Radner and Robson 2011 are good places to start. For overviews of Near Eastern and Anatolian p­rehistory and history, Kuhrt 1995; for Hittite history and culture in general, Bryce 1998; and for Hittite incorporation of Mesopotamian scribal culture, Beckman 1983; for the Luwians, Melchert 2003; for Egypt, Zinn 2013.

Their language and certain features of their religion belong to the Indo‐European family and show p­articularly close resemblances to those of early Iran. During the period ca. 1000– 800 bce, hundreds of traditional Sanskrit hymns (many of them probably composed much earlier) were collected to form the RigVeda, a process apparently carried out by a number of prominent North Indian priestly families. These hymns, supplemented by the mystic‐philosophical Upanishads (probably composed ca. 700–400 bce) and a number of prose instruction manuals (Brahmanas) governing ritual practice, came to form the core Origins and Relations to the Near East 19 of the higher‐educational program that was developed over the succeeding centuries and that persisted into the modern era (Altekar 1965; Keay and Karve 1964; Olivelle 1993; Scharfe 2002).

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