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A significant other to old Education offers a chain of essays from prime experts within the box that symbolize the main updated scholarship when it comes to the increase and unfold of academic practices and theories within the historic Greek and Roman worlds.

• displays the newest learn findings and provides new old syntheses of the increase, unfold, and reasons of historical schooling in old Greece and Rome
• deals complete assurance of the most sessions, crises, and advancements of historical schooling in addition to ancient sketches of varied academic equipment and the diffusion of schooling in the course of the historical international
• 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 past due antiquity

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But for the earlier periods, from the Bronze Age to the mid‐fifth century, the picture is very different. Any attempt to investigate the various training systems through which the Greeks of the Bronze and early Iron Age prepared their children for adult life is much more frustrating and s­peculative, though in some respects the topic may be no less important for our understanding of classical culture and of Western traditions of pedagogy and social policy. ” The chronological span to be covered is huge (ca.

The large numbers of equally well‐dressed participants depicted in the various Knossan and Theran frescoes suggest that the Minoans included a relatively large segment of the community in their public performances (Marinatos 1987; Davis 1987). On the mainland, there is less evidence of this emphasis on ceremonial display, and the architecture of the palaces provides less opportunity for it. Nonetheless there, too, the Linear B documents record the scribes’ supervision of extensive sacrificial activity and feasting (Chadwick 1976: 69–77; Palaima 1995, 2011).

In the sixth and fifth centuries, the Achaemenid regime apparently managed to combine some elements of Zarathustra’s reforms, including elevation of AhuraMazdā to supreme status and a dualistic vision of light/ good vs. darkness/evil, with elements of the older polytheistic system. In all of this it is unclear how the Median (W. Iranian) magoi fit into the picture. 132). Both Greek and Persian sources represent these magoi as exercising a strong degree of control over many areas of Persian cultic (and even political) practice in the fifth century bce, but they do not appear to have been Zoroastrians—indeed, Herodotus nowhere even mentions the existence of Zarathustra or Zoroastrianism in the course of his long descriptions of Origins and Relations to the Near East 23 Medo‐Persian religious beliefs and rituals.

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