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Education In Ancient Rome

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

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