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Education In Ancient Rome

Education In Ancient Rome



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    • Education in Ancient Rome By: Lauren Schafer
      • In the early days of Rome children did not go to school, but were educated at home
      • Sometimes an educated slave would be hired to teach
      • If a father could read and write, he would teach his son to do the same
      • The father would also instruct his son in Roman law, history, customs, physical training, and agriculture and military skills
      • The sons of wealthy citizens or nobles were apprenticed to prominent political figures around the age of 16, and fought with the army at 17
      • Girls were taught by their mothers to spin, weave, and sew
      • Around 200 B.C. Rome adopted ideas from the Greek education system and began to send boys (and some girls) to a school outside of their home
      • Education in Rome was mainly for boys that came from wealthy families
      • Girls rarely attended school because they married at such a young age
      • Some girls from richer families were educated at home- they learned how to properly run a household
      • Learning in Ancient Rome times was based on fear
      • Boys were beaten for the smallest offense because of the belief that if he feared being caned he would learn correctly
      • There were two types of schools in Ancient Rome
        • The first was a school for children age 7-12
        • The more advanced school was where children learned Latin, Greek, and grammar. They also studied Ancient Roman Scholars (i.e. Cicero)
        • *At the age of 16 some students went on to rhetoric school to prepare for legal careers
      • School days in Rome were believed to begin before sunrise and end late in the afternoon
      • Students went to school every day, except on market days or religious festivals
      • The beginning of the school year was believed to be on March 24 th
      • This day is supposed to honor Minerva, the Roman goddess of knowledge and wisdom
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      • &quot;Roman Education.&quot; History Learning Site . Web. 7 Feb 2010. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/roman_education.htm>.
      • &quot;Roman School.&quot; Wikipedia . Web. 9 Feb 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_school>.
      • “ Rome.” Wikipedia . Web. 9 Feb 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome>.