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Literate Education in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds


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List of tables; Preface; 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; Conclusion; Appendix I: Egyptian roots of Hellenistic education; Appendix II: index of papyri in school-hands; Tables; Bibliography; Index of names; General index.

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Assessment of the content, structures and significance of education in Greek and Roman society.


'Teresa Morgan's excellent analysis fruitfully juxtaposes the literary sources with the 'schooltext' papyri which offer a direct (if not unproblematic) source for educational practice in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, and reveals subtle differences of detail.' The Times Literary Supplement

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