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Author Cribiore, Raffaella, author

Title Gymnastics of the mind : Greek education in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt / Raffaella Cribiore
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 270 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Pt. 1. chapter 1: Models of schooling; chapter 2: The teachers and their burden; chapter 3: Women and education; chapter 4: Parents and students -- Pt. 2. chapter 5: Tools of the trade, teachers' models, books, and writing materials; chapter 6: The first circle; chapter 7: The teaching of the grammarian, content and context; chapter 8: Learning to fly, rhetoric and imitation -- CONCLUSION; Select Bibliography; Index; Index Locorum
Summary This book is at once a thorough study of the educational system for the Greeks of Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, and a window to the vast panorama of educational practices in the Greco-Roman world. It describes how people learned, taught, and practiced literate skills, how schools functioned, and what the curriculum comprised. Raffaella Cribiore draws on over 400 papyri, ostraca (sherds of pottery or slices of limestone), and tablets that feature everything from exercises involving letters of the alphabet through rhetorical compositions that represented the work of advanced students
Notes Originally published: 2001
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-263) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Education, Egyptian.
Education, Greek -- Egypt.
Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 140084441X (electronic bk.)
9781400844418 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Greek education in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt