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.
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