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A History of Education in Antiquity

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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 H ...more
Paperback, 488 pages
Published April 15th 1982 by University of Wisconsin Press (first published 1948)
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Lettura parziale in preparazione della tesi, per quel che ho potuto leggere si tratta di un volume particolarmente esaustivo sui temi dell'educazione in Grecia e a Roma. Seppure non si tratti di un testo recente, ne consiglio la lettura a chi fosse interessato ad approfondire il tema.
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In this history, Marrou traces the trajectory of classical education. He begins in Homeric Greece, positioning this culture as a forerunner of medieval feudalism. The “knights” at the apex of this culture were sporting ones, and the ideal knight was “both orator and warrior” (8). Education thus wove together military and rhetorical preparation. Marrou argues that Sparta, originally a bastion of culture, lost its way because it attempted to petrify itself in this early stage. Athens moved forward ...more
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Recommended to me by Michael Warren OSB long time teacher of R E at St Johns University Long Island and crusader for a gospel currently covered with irrelevance. Marrou's book is full of insights; detailed but never pedantic scholarship.
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Awesome book. Lays out the development of education in the Greek Polis and its influence on all education since.
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Nacido en 1904 en una familia católica de clase media, del sur de Francia, Marrou realizó sus estudios en la Escuela Normal Superior de París sobre la calle Ulm, y obtuvo la agregación de historia en 1929, en segunda posición, detrás de Alphonse Dupront. Entró, acto seguido, en la Escuela francesa de Roma, donde trabajó hondamente sobre Agustín de Hipona.
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