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A history of education in antiquity

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Good condition. Text does have a few pencil underlinings and pencilled comments in margins. H. I. Marrou's A History of Education in Antiquity has been an invaluable contribution in the fields of classical studies and history ever since its original publication in French in 1948. French historian H. I. Marrou traces the roots of classical education, from the warrior cultures of Homer, to the increasing importance of rhetoric and philosophy, to the adaptation of Hellenistic ideals within the Roman education system, and ending with the rise of Christian schools and churches in the early medieval period. Marrou shows how education, once formed as a way to train young warriors, eventually became increasingly philosophical and secularised as Christianity took hold in the Roman Empire. Through his examination of the transformation of Greco-Roman education, Marrou is able to create a better understanding of these cultures.

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Author(s):
Marrou H. I.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21cms x 14cms
Edition:
1982
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0299088146
ISBN-13:
9780299088149
Number of pages:
466
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Title:
A History of Education in Antiquity

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Good condition. Text does have a few pencil underlinings and pencilled comments in margins. H. I. Marrou's A History of Education in Antiquity has been an invaluable contribution in the fields of classical studies and history ever since its original publication in French in 1948. French historian H. I. Marrou traces the roots of classical education, from the warrior cultures of Homer, to the increasing importance of rhetoric and philosophy, to the adaptation of Hellenistic ideals within the Roman education system, and ending with the rise of Christian schools and churches in the early medieval period. Marrou shows how education, once formed as a way to train young warriors, eventually became increasingly philosophical and secularised as Christianity took hold in the Roman Empire. Through his examination of the transformation of Greco-Roman education, Marrou is able to create a better understanding of these cultures.

Author(s):
Marrou H. I.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21cms x 14cms
Edition:
1982
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0299088146
ISBN-13:
9780299088149
Number of pages:
466
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Title:
A History of Education in Antiquity

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